NIB’s Advocates for Leadership and Employment class of 2020

June 10, 2020

Ron Baron, general manager. He is wearing a blue Cabvi polo.

NIB recently announced the 2020 class of Advocates for Leadership and Employment. The Advocates program targets high-potential employees who are blind working at NIB associated nonprofit agencies who are interested in learning about the public policy process and communicating with elected officials about our shared mission and outstanding work.

The current Advocates – nearly 60 individuals – have played an essential role in communicating priorities and concerns to members of Congress, as well as state and local officials. As NIB and its associated agencies continue to face a range of policy challenges, well-prepared Advocates are critical to efforts to educate elected officials about the work we do and help protect jobs for people who are blind.

The new Advocates, representing eight NIB associated agencies, had an initial onboarding call in May and have upcoming virtual training sessions focused on effective communications, advocacy, and the legislative process.

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Ron Baron
As General Manager at Central Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (CABVI) in New York, Ron oversees daily operations converting raw products into packaged finished products, and acts as the liaison between the Utica and Syracuse locations. Ron, who coordinates public policy and community outreach within the Syracuse area, served 25 years in the Marine Corps and is a graduate of CABVI’s Quest Leadership Training Program.

Learn more about the NIB Advocates for Leadership and Employment here.