The Center for the Visually Impaired (CVI) President Subie Green Announces 2013 Retirement

UPDATED APRIL 29, 2013: The Search Committee has extended the timeline for hiring a new president until no later than October 1, due to external factors. Subie Green has agreed to remain as president until the selection is made and the new president is ready to assume the responsibilities of president.

ATLANTA, GA – January 9, 2013 – Susan B. (Subie) Green, president of the Center for the Visually Impaired (CVI) today announced her retirement from the position she has held for nearly 12 years. She plans to leave the organization at the close of the current fiscal year, June 30, 2013. The announcement was made at a meeting called by Susan Hoy, chair of the CVI Board of Trustees, and Mary Ann Cook, chair of the CVI Foundation.

Joining CVI as president in May 2001, Subie has led its growth to become the leading vision rehabilitation organization in Georgia. Working with strong volunteers and staff, Subie led efforts to fund, purchase and renovate CVI’s current Midtown location; open its non-profit VisAbility Store selling special products for people with vision loss; and create the ClearAnswer contact center enterprise, providing employment to people with vision loss. Throughout her tenure CVI programs expanded, empowering the growing number of people who are impacted by vision loss to live with independence and dignity. In 2005, CVI received the Managing for Excellence Award from The Community Foundation of Greater Atlanta.

Subie serves as immediate past chair of VisionServe Alliance, a national organization of non-profit agencies across the U.S. that provide services to people with vision loss. In 2005, Subie co-founded the Georgia Vision Collaborative, a group of organizations throughout the state that provide vision services and promote eye health. Her special interest in vision rehabilitation arose when her husband, Phil, became visually impaired soon after they were married.

Subie is a committee chair and a past director of the Kiwanis Club of Atlanta, a graduate of the Leadership Midtown Class of 2002 and a member of the Public Health Visiting Committee of Morehouse School of Medicine. Moving from Fort Worth, Texas to Atlanta in 1987, Subie worked as a director of development with Emory University’s former School of Dentistry, the Emory Eye Center, and was the chief fund raiser for the Emory University School of Medicine. She later served as vice president for development with the CDC Foundation, a non-profit organization creating public-private partnerships for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

"Subie has led CVI to a level we hardly imagined twelve years ago," said Susan Hoy, Chair of the Board of Trustees of CVI. "She has led with business savvy, dedication to the mission and, most importantly, her personal style and grace. She has made many friends for CVI by being a friend to many. On behalf of the Board, we thank her for her service, and we will be finding many ways to celebrate her work over the next six months."

The search for a new president will begin promptly. Interested applicants should continue to visit the CVI employment page at www.cviga.org for additional information.

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