IFB Solutions names officers, new board members, Brenda Diggs to chair

Brenda Diggs

IFB Solutions names officers, new board members, Brenda Diggs to chair
October 13
13:05 2021

Nonprofit IFB Solutions, the largest employer of people who are blind or visually impaired in the country, announces its board of directors’ officers for the 2021-22 term and welcomes a new board member. 

Brenda Diggs will serve as chair. She is a retired senior executive of Wachovia Corporation, now part of Wells Fargo. She currently consults in the areas of leadership and board development, operational and financial management, organizational planning, and strategic management. 

Erik Cobham will serve as vice chairman. He is vice president of strategy and business development for Avon Protection and a retired lieutenant colonel with the U.S. Marine Corps. 

Robert Colucci will serve as treasurer. He is a business consultant and retired senior executive with Essilor of America, an international ophthalmic optics company. 

Kathryn Garner will serve as Secretary. She is a retired teacher and former sales and marketing executive for T.W. Garner Food Company.  

Leo Stepansky will serve as assistant secretary. He is senior vice president/general manager for Shelco, LLC.   

Mike Faircloth will serve as assistant treasurer. He is group president of global operations for Hanesbrands.  

In addition, IFB announces three appointments to its board of directors:

*Tom Serrin is joining the board’s executive committee as head of the new Development and Awareness Committee. Serrin, who is visually impaired, is the Triad chapter president of the Foundation Fighting Blindness and retired (medical) major with the U.S. Marine Corps. 

John Rowland, a retired CPA from Little Rock, Arkansas, will return to the board of directors as chair of the Audit Committee and represent the nonprofit’s strategic interests in Arkansas. 

Samuel Richardson is joining the IFB Board of Directors. Richardson is director of human resources for Academic Affairs at North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro.

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