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March 25, 2003

CSD Names Peter Bailey as Division Director in Texas

From: CSD - 25 Mar 2003


Release Date: March 19, 2003

Contact: Rick Norris

CSD Communications Office

CSD Names Peter Bailey as Division Director in Texas

AUSTIN, TX–CSD today announced that it has named Peter Bailey asthe CSDTexasdivision directoreffective March 17.In this role, Bailey is responsible for the overall management andhuman serviceoperations of the company’s four Texas branch offices, located in Austin, San Antonio, Lubbock andTyler. Bailey will be working with the state’s legislative bodies and community leaders on deaf and hard of hearing initiatives, and educating the public regarding the company’s commitment to broad-based human services.

Bailey assumes the position following the promotion of Lori Breslow as CSD’schiefprogramsofficer in December 2002. Bailey will continue to report directly to Breslow in this new capacity. Prior to this promotion, Bailey had been the community interpreting manager in the Austin office since joining the company in April2002. The company has begun a search for a new interpreting manager to fill his position.

“We feel that Peter is thestrongestchoice to represent CSD as a division director in Texas,”said Benjamin Soukup, CSD chief executive officer.“During the course of the past nine months, Peter has been instrumental in the local interpretingprogram’s success. He has experience and leadership skills that will serve CSD of Texas well in the years ahead.”

Prior to joining CSD, Baileyserved as thesupervisor ofresidentialservices for thehighschool program at the Texas School for the Deaf(TSD). He also worked as theassistantdean ofstudents at the American School for the Deaf (West Hartford, Conn.) as well as thecampdirector of Camp Isola Bella beforeworking atTSD.Baileyreceived hisbachelor’sdegree inhumanservices from Springfield College in Massachusetts.

About CSD

CSD (also known as Communication Service for the Deaf, Inc.) was established in 1975, primarily to provide sign language interpreting services to deaf and hard of hearing citizens in South Dakota. Today, CSD employs over 2,000 individuals nationwide to provide social and human services, as well as telecommunications relay services. CSD is a private, nonprofit agency dedicated to providing quality services; ensuring public accessibility; and increasing public awareness of issues affecting deaf, hard of hearing and speech-impaired individuals. For more information, see the company web site