ACB Welcomes a New Director of Development

I am very pleased to let readers of "The Braille Forum" in on some exciting news from the ACB national office.  We have welcomed to our team a new director of development.  His name is Tom Tobin, and he began working with us just in time to take part in ACB's mid-year meetings.
Tom comes to ACB with over 25 years of experience in the resource development field.  He spent the last 17 years working for the Cleveland Sight Center, most recently as their chief development officer.  Prior to that, he spent several years as vice president of development & communications for the Hadley School for the Blind.  In addition, Tom was an active member of ACB for many years, holding a number of positions at both affiliate and national levels. He's been lurking behind the scenes lately, but we are pleased by the enthusiasm with which he has undertaken to change that.  We are fortunate to have found in Tom someone with both the level of expertise in the field of development, and the level of commitment to ACB that will be needed to lay a stable foundation for ACB's future.
If you have questions for Tom, you can reach him by phone at the ACB Arlington office, or by sending an e-mail to In the meantime, please join me in welcoming him back to ACB.
- Melanie Brunson

Tom Tobin, ACB's new director of development, poses for a formal portrait.  He is wearing a black suit with a white shirt and a black tie printed with a blue-and-white graph paper pattern; has short white hair with hints of dark gray, and a dark gray mustache and beard.