Carl R. Augusto

Board of Directors, Member

Carl R. Augusto recently retired as President and Chief Executive Officer of the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB), where he served since May 1991. Mr. Augusto is a preeminent leader in the field of blindness and visual impairment, having served in a variety of professional and volunteer capacities since 1971. During his tenure at AFB he guided the organization toward a greater focus in addressing critical issues facing the field of blindness. Under his leadership AFB forged numerous strategic partnerships and alliances with organizations inside and outside of the field that resulted in programmatic and financial synergies and innovative service delivery models.

From 1985 until his appointment as AFB's President, he served as Executive Director of the Cincinnati Association for the Blind (CAB), a multi-service private agency. His accomplishments included expanding service programs to encompass assistive technology training and early childhood intervention. From 1975 to 1985 Mr. Augusto held several staff and management positions with the National Accreditation Council for Agencies Serving the Blind and Visually Handicapped (NAC) in New York City. Mr. Augusto holds a master's degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from New York University, a bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Connecticut, and was awarded a Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Saint Peter's College in New Jersey.