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Rhodes Alumnus Is New American Association of People with Disabilities CEO

Publication Date: 6/2/2011

Rhodes alumnus Mark Perriello has been named President and CEO of the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD), the country’s largest cross-disability membership organization. He will be the second full-time President and CEO in the organization’s nearly 16-year history.

Before joining AAPD, Perriello served as the White House Liaison at the U.S. Department of the Interior and worked as the White House Priority Placement Director.

“As an American with a disability, I am honored to serve AAPD and the disability community in the ongoing effort to create an America that recognizes the intrinsic value of all its citizens,” he said in a news release.

Perriello, who has had a visual disability since childhood, graduated from Rhodes in 1999 with a B.A. in religious studies.

Tags: Alumni, Honors

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