ACB Conference and Convention
2 years ago

20210718 - Convention opening general session

• Call to Order: Dan Spoone, President, American Council of the Blind, Orlando, FL • Moment of reflection • Presentation of Colors National Anthem: Matthew H. Shifrin, Auburndale, MA • Welcome to Convention: Janet Dickelman, convention coordinator, Saint Paul, MN • ACB Highlight Video • ACB President's and ACB Director's Report: ◘  President's Report: Dan Spoone, Orlando, FL ◘ Executive Director's Report: Eric Bridges, ACB Executive Director, Alexandria, VA • Sponsor Presentation: Jeff Petty, Principal Program Manager for Windows Accessibility, Microsoft, Seattle, WA

Credentials Committee Report: Ralph Smitherman, Jackson, MS Convention Standing Rules and Nominating Committee Report: Brian Charlson, Watertown, MA • Life Member Presentations: Dan Spoone, ACB President, Orlando, FL; and Nancy Becker, ACB Chief Financial Officer, Brooklyn Center, MN • ACB Angels Presentations: Tony Stephens, ACB Director of Development, Alexandria, VA; and Dan Dillon, ACB Board Member, Hermitage, TN ◘  ACB Angel Presentations: Charlie Crawford (1947-2020), Maryland ◘  Berl Colley (1942-2020), Washington • “Special Thank You Tribute” • ACB First Timers: Kenneth Semien Sr., Chair, Durward K. McDaniel First Timers Committee, Beaumont, TX • ACB JPMorgan Chase Leadership Fellows: Eric Bridges, ACB Executive Director, Alexandria, VA • Roll Call of Affiliates: Denise Colley, ACB Secretary, Lacey, WA • ACB Elections

  • Recorded during the 2021 ACB National Convention on July 18