CEO of The Arc New London County Receives National Leadership Award

Kathleen Stauffer, CEO of The Arc New London County, received The National Conference of Executives of The Arc’s Chair Leadership Award at The Arc of the United States annual meeting November 9 in Nashville, Tennessee.

The NCE Distinguished Professional Achievement Awards recognize leaders of The Arc nationwide who demonstrate the skills, dedication and passion that has come to exemplify an executive at The Arc. Carrie Hobbs Guiden, Executive Director of The Arc of Tennessee, presented the award to Ms. Stauffer, praising her for her service on the NCE Steering Committee as well as her service on the Board of the Directors of The Arc of the United States.

“Kathleen continues to be a breath of fresh air to NCE and to The Arc. She jumped right into our world of intellectual and developmental disability and used her experience from her past career in journalism and publishing to propel our movement forward.” Stauffer was also recognized for helping realize positive change within The Arc New London County and the Southeastern Connecticut community. “She never stops coming up with new ideas and seeking out community partners. She is completely committed to promoting The Arc New London County and the capabilities of the people it supports.”

Stauffer is also past President of the Rotary Club of Norwich, where she continues to be an active member, and is a recent graduate of the Harvard Business School’s Executive Leadership Program.
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