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LightHouse for the Blind Announces New Communications Director – Lee Kumutat

LightHouse for the Blind Announces New Communications Director – Lee Kumutat

Originally from Australia, Ms. Kumutat moved to the UK after a ten-year career working in assistive technology marketing, sales and development. Ms. Kumutat is excited to have relocated to San Francisco to work to increase LightHouse’s name recognition, expand student participation and oversee a dynamic team creating high quality content to support all of LightHouse’s life-changing programs for people of all ages who are blind or have low vision.

Bryan Bashin, CEO of LightHouse for the Blind, is thrilled to have Ms. Kumutat join the management team.

“Lee has had such a strong background in blindness technology, tech training, journalism and production, making her a perfect fit for the Lighthouse’s 21-st Century mission. The fact she is blind adds that extra street cred to this world-class communications professional. I look forward to Lee’s role-modeling for the next generation of blind professionals.”

Ms. Kumutat said, “the LightHouse believes in developing partnerships and understanding between blind and visually impaired people and those who are sighted. As a blind person, I am passionate about being visible and fully participating within our communities. LightHouse makes that possible for thousands of people and I am excited to be taking up this challenging role.”

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