Eric Stueckrath has been named president of the National Association for the Employment of People Who Are Blind (NAEPB) for the 2016 term.
“Being chosen to serve in a leadership position is an honor for me and is a reflection of the hard work of everyone at Outlook Nebraska, Inc.,” Stueckrath said. “I look forward to working with the NAEPB to increase employment opportunities for the blind and visually impaired across the country.”
Stueckrath has been ONI’s president and CEO since 2004. He was the interim executive director beginning in 2001. Under Stueckrath’s leadership, ONI has become the largest employer of the blind and visually impaired in Nebraska. ONI also is a leader in building employment, workplace training and recreational and cultural opportunities for the blind and visually impaired.
Whether he is spearheading an entry-level ONI leadership pilot program through direct blind labor or participating in a community activity with his wife and two daughters, Stueckrath has a passion for community betterment and helping others. He is the president of the Elkhorn Soccer Club Board and serves on the National Industries for the Blind board. Stueckrath is a graduate of Leadership Omaha (Class 34) and is a Rotarian.
The NAEPB’s mission is to represent and protect the collective interest of its member organizations to enable them to strengthen and maximize opportunities for people who are blind. Its members are not for profit agencies from across the United States who share the common goal of providing employment and many other community supporting services for people who are blind.