by Kenneth Semien Sr.
The Durward K. McDaniel (DKM) Fund Committee proudly presents the Class of 2023 DKM First-Timers and Class of 2023 ACB JPMorgan Chase Leadership Fellows!
Class of 2023 DKM First-Timers
Janae Miller of Columbus, Ohio (East)
Gema Ceniceros of El Paso, Texas (West)
Class of 2023 ACB JPMorgan Chase Leadership Fellows
- Liz Bottner of Washington, D.C.
- Cheryl Cumings of Seattle, Washington
- Terrie Terlau of Louisville, Kentucky
- Malaina VanderWal of Caledonia, Michigan
- Benjamin Wright of Henderson, Kentucky
We were honored to introduce and hear from the recipients during the opening general session of the convention in Schaumburg, Ill.
This year’s recipients began their convention exploration by attending the ACB Board of Directors meeting to become enlightened concerning how the business of the organization is conducted, then moved forward by joining in on the fun and informative “Difficult Council of the Blind” session presented by the Berl Colley Leadership Training Institute Committee. They excitedly participated in several of the advocacy breakout sessions and other leadership development sessions provided by ACB Next Generation. The week proceeded with attendance of daily general sessions. Each award affords recipients to have their respective receptions.
Cindy Hollis, Manager of Membership Engagement, inducted all recipients into the Durward K. McDaniel (DKM) Leadership Select Honor Society, and the week culminated with the annual ACB banquet. DKM committee members include: Zelda Gebhard, Vice Chair; Anthony Akamine; Amanda Selm; Melanie Sinohui; Donna Browning; Sheila Young; Betsy Grenevitch, and Kenneth Semien Sr., Chair.