It is with great honor and pleasure to inform you that I fully endorse and support the re-election of NAD Treasurer Tom Dillon.
My letter to you last time, endorsed Mr. Dillon
and this time around, it's going to be the same letter.Tom has continued to be an outstanding treasurer.He
devotes a lot of his
time to making sure the NAD
is in safe financial territory.The NAD
faces many challenges.With his
expertise in finances he
can be relied on to be there.He
is always ready and able to offer the NAD Board of Directors timely insights and solutions for our financial situation.
election as treasurer at the NAD Conference
in Washington, DC, July 2002, he
has guided the board through several difficult periods.We are very fortunate to have someone of Tom's caliber working with the NAD
.As NAD President I have come to rely on Tom
advice and guidance as well.
As we look to the future of NAD
, Tom's role in the NAD
will be critical.The NAD
is embarking on an aggressive Fulton 3 initiative and aggressive fundraising campaign.He
is one that truly looks to the future of NAD
and works hard to protect our finances and assets.As we look forward to the F3 Report on what direction and where the NAD
needs to go, we must continue to keep our Board strong and steady.Tom
as treasurer can offer that steady support.
I hope you will join me in supporting Tom's re-election.He
is the right person for the job and I strongly support his
I am pleased to convey my support for Tom Dillon's
re-election as NAD Treasurer.Tom
is a person of integrity and trustworthiness.He also brings proven financial acumen and experience having been a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) for more than 14 years.Tom
is also intelligent, articulate and a great team player. Tom has been a staunch advocate and leader in the deaf community in New Mexico over the last 15 years.He
has untiringly provided advocacy leadership with the New Mexico Association of the Deaf
and has a keen understanding of the political process.
as the NAD Treasurer!
I take pride in endorsing Tom Dillon
run for the 3rd time as NAD Treasurer.In his
2 terms, he
made a full use of his
treasurer position, for we Deaf New Mexicans have heard from many people, both NAD members and non-members, how clear his
financial reports were.Here in New Mexico, Mr. Dillon
has used his
position as a NAD officer to disseminate latest information and developments to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
communities.I strongly believe that his
deed has made possible for us Deaf New Mexicans to make huge strides in the past several years for the enhancement of our communities.Again, with pride, I endorse Tom Dillon to be the Treasurer of NAD again, for we are very proud of our local boy who has done GOOD in the world!!
...Mr. Tom Dillon
interest in running for another term as NAD's Treasurer and I endorse his
candidacy.I have had the opportunity to work closely with Tom
as a member of the Finance Committee and he
as a member of the Development Committee for which I chaired.Tom is a "hard worker with a never quit attitude" and he has spent numerous hours working closely with NAD's management on all financial aspects of the organization.
I cannot ask for anyone better.I have been in the financial profession for 30 years and I understand the challenges Tom
has faced during the past two years.He
has been able to handle any challenge, whether it be big or small, because he
stays on top of the accounting and financial profession and maintains his
has been fortunate to have Tom
for the past four years.It will continue to benefit from his
expertise for the next final two years.Vote for Tom
It is with great honor and pride to fully support Tom Dillon's
candidacy as Treasurer for NAD
(2006 - 2008).
I have known Tom Dillon
both personally and professionally for at least 15 years.When I was working as the "acting director" for the New Mexico Relay Network, Tom worked as the Certified Public Accountant for the New Mexico Relay Network, in which he helped the agency become established and financially stable.He
was willing to take the time to work and mentor me.I learned a lot about filing business taxes, keeping the books and following the tax codes!!With his
expertise and knowledge we were able to become viable and an appealing partner for Sprint.Sprint and New Mexico Relay Network
are still partners today.
On a personal note, I worked under him as Secretary for the New Mexico Association for the Deaf
, and what a great leader and mentor!If I had to choose a leader for my organization I would choose Tom Dillon
any day!The reason I support Tom's candidacy is two-fold; 1) not only is he a friend of mine, but he is passionate about advocating for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing; and 2) NAD needs to have the continuity of his experience as Treasurer because the past two terms he worked diligently in getting NAD out of the "red".
All of his
hard work can be seen as NAD
is now slowly rising above the waters.With Tom Dillon's
knowledge and expertise NAD will be able to become stronger financially for years to come.
It is with much pleasure to inform you that the New Mexico Association of the Deaf Board
has voted unanimously to endorse our Financial Director, Tom Dillon's
candidacy for reelection as NAD Treasurer.
Time and again, Tom
has proved worthy to NAD and NMAD
.Not only does Tom
excels in the area of finance as evidenced by his
25 plus years of financial expertise, his
insight in all areas is always desired and valued.
From Yerker Andersson, NAD Region I Board Representative (2004-2008) and Past President (1983-1995) and Vice President (1975-1983) of the World Federation of the Deaf
I am delighted to endorse Tom Dillon
for the treasurer position.Serving on the NAD
Board, I have been impressed not only by Tom's objective appraisals of the financial situation of NAD
but also by Tom's willingness to explain financial complexities to the Board.Besides, Tom's view of the financial situation has always been realistic.I have also noticed the excellent relationship between Tom
and the NAD Chief Executive Officer which I consider as one of the most important assets for the NAD headquarters
With him again as a treasurer during the next period (2006-2008), I would predict that the state affiliates will be able to determine how best the NAD
would strengthen its financial status in the future.
In short, I regard Tom Dillon
as the best qualified candidate for the treasurer position.
...Tom Dillon, III
, is a rare individual.He
is a man who believes strongly in improving the lives of deaf and hard of hearing persons, and he
is a man that takes action to create systemic improvement in accordance with his
works diligently and understands that teamwork is the keystone for successful functioning of any organization Tom pays attention to detail, understands the interconnectedness of various efforts, and collaborates well with partners from all walks of life.I first met Tom when he was the President of the New Mexico Association of the Deaf, and I was a fledgling interpreter.
I recall being impressed with Tom's leadership and welcoming professional demeanor.Before his final term as NMAD President, he and the then President of the New Mexico Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf created a partnership between the two organizations by amending the By-laws for each organization, formally recognizing the need for collaboration for future success by creating liaison positions to serve on their respective Boards.
This is an example of Tom's collaboration through systemic change.
Since that time, I have had the good fortune and opportunity to personally work with Tom
on several projects involving signed language interpreters for the deaf and hard of hearing.Tom
has been instrumental from the beginning in the effort to institute Licensure of Interpreters which will ensure minimum quality standards of skill, professionalism and ethics among interpreters working with deaf and hard of hearing persons.Licensure could not have moved forward without Tom's ardent dedication and efforts for over six years.It was through Tom's early vision and his
continued work that has made this possible!
As Executive Director of the New Mexico Commission for Deaf and Hard of Hearing
has made after hours emergency interpreting services possible.This program has eased the medical and mental health care