Boeing NewGen Tanker Rally at Everett Field

October 18th, 2010

The Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc. employees attended the NewGen Tanker Rally at Boeing in Everett on September 27th. Lighthouse employees had an opportunity to personally meet Senator Patty Murry and Congressman Dave Reichart. Nelly Barnett and Lauren Schlaeppi had the opportunity to test out the Aerial Refueling Technology in the simulation trailer. Read Boeing’s […]

Audible Darts for Blind or Visually Impaired Individuals

September 14th, 2010

I attended the American Council of the Blind (ACB) National Conference in Phoenix from July 11-14th on behalf of The Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc. for the purpose of keeping current with assistive technology for people who are blind or sight-impaired. I talked with many vendors about a variety of amazing products including a bar […]

Government Relations at the 31st Annual Deaf-Blind Retreat

September 8th, 2010

Last week was all about The Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc.’s annual Deaf-Blind Retreat at Seabeck, WA. Interspersed with the activities, learning, and visiting that always occurs at the retreat were Government Relations activities. On Tuesday, Mark Landreneau hosted a workshop presented by State Representative Kathy Haight, from the 35th District (where Seabeck is located), […]

My Visit to Guide Dogs for the Blind and Enchanted Hills

August 23rd, 2010

Recently, I had the opportunity to visit two venerable blindness institutions in Northern California. On July 2nd, my wife Ros and I visited the Guide Dogs for the Blind campus in San Rafael, California. The next day we drove to Enchanted Hills Camp near Napa. Our visit to the guide dog school was my second […]

News from the Government Relations Department at The Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc.

August 20th, 2010

Life is always interesting in the Government Relations Department! I am finding that increasing my position as Vice President of Governmental Affairs to full-time definitely helps the Lighthouse be more responsive to fast moving policy issues and requests. In the last few years, the Lighthouse has been involved with several key federal initiatives on a […]


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