----- Original Message ----- From: "Janet Dickelman" <janet.dickelman@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <mn-blind-chat@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> Cc: <leadership@xxxxxxx> Sent: Friday, October 16, 2009 9:50 AMSubject: [Leadership] President Obama announces intent to nominate the nextRSA Commissioner
Subject: President Obama announces intent to nominate the next RSA CommissionerYesterday, Thursday, October 15, President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate Lynnae M. Ruttledge, for Commissioner, Rehabilitation Services Administration, Department of Education. The press release reads, in part, as follows: Lynnae M. Ruttledge has served as the Director of the Washington Department of Social and Health Service, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation since 2005. She is responsible for leading Washington's vocational rehabilitation program, working annually with more than 23,000 individuals with significant disabilities to achieve their vocational goals. Previously, Ruttledge served in leadership positions at the Oregon Department of Human Services, Office of Vocational Rehabilitation Services for more than 25 years. Ruttledge began her public service career in Michigan as a classroom teacher in the public school system. She has received numerous recognitions and awards for her service including the Washington Governor's Award for Leadership in Management in 2007. As a person born with a disability, Ruttledge received assistance from the vocational rehabilitation program and graduated from the Northern Michigan University with a B.A. in Education. The complete press release, which covers a number of positions the Obama administration intends to fill, can be found at <http://www.whitehouse.gov/the_press_office/President-Obama-Announces-More-Key-Administration-Posts-10/15/09/> Richard Strong Minnesota State Services for the Blind 651-649-5475 (voice) 888-665-3726 (TTY) 651-649-5927 (FAX)_______________________________________________ leadership mailing list leadership@xxxxxxxhttp://www.acb.org/mailman/listinfo/leadership
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