Recently, the United States Senate confirmed Kathleen Martinez, a Connected Nation board member and executive director of the World Institute on Disability, as the Assistant Secretary for Disability Employment Policy for the Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP). The agency develops and implements policies and practices for the hiring of people with disabilities in both the public and private sectors.
“It has been an honor to serve beside Kathy Martinez and the Connected Nation board wishes her nothing but the best as she takes on this important new role,” Brian Mefford, Connected Nation’s CEO said. “Kathleen has left an impressive mark on Connected Nation, and now she will directly impact the lives of millions of Americans in her role at the Department of Labor. I know of no better person in the country to advocate for the needs of Americans with disabilities.”
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