AAPD Names Obama Aide Next President & CEO

The American Association of People with Disabilities has announced that Mark Perriello will serve as the organization’s president and CEO effective June 6, 2011. Perriello replaces Andy Imparato, AAPD’s longtime leader who left in late 2010 to serve on the staff of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee in the U.S. Senate. Helena Berger, who served as interim president and CEO since November 2010, will now be the organization’s executive vice president and chief operating officer.

Prior to joining AAPD, Perriello served as the White House liaison at the Department of the Interior and worked as the White House priority placement director. Perriello has also held leadership positions in the LGBT community and is the founding treasurer of the Disability PAC. He has a bachelor’s degree in Religious Studies from Rhodes College in Memphis, Tenn.

TASH wishes Mark the best in his new position.