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Hail to the chief

Put your hands together for Joseph Bruno, the new president and chief executive officer of Helen Keller Services.

Joseph is the former commissioner of the New York City Office of Emergency Management and succeeds Thomas J. Edwards, who is retiring from Helen Keller Services after six years of service.

Christopher Maher, chairman of Helen Keller Services, let Standing O know the good news.

“I want to thank Tom for his many years of service” he said. “I look forward to working with Joe as he takes the helm. Joe has been an extremely active board member for over 16 years. His many years of public service and devotion to Helen Keller Services will serve the organization well as it continues to help clients develop independence and adapt to the ever-changing environment. ”

Standing O pal Joseph shared his happiness on his appointment.

“I am deeply honored to serve as president and chief executive officer,” he said. “The same enthusiasm and leadership that I have shown throughout my many years of public service will be directed to the important work that Helen Keller Services provides individuals in need in New York and across the country. It is a great responsibility, and I could not be more pleased by my new role in the organizati­on.”

Standing O congratulates Joseph on his appointment and wishes Thomas Edwards a happy retirement.

Helen Keller Services for the Blind [57 Willoughby St. Downtown, (718) 522–2122].

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Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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