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Chief Executive Officer
National Association of the Deaf
New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology Alumni Association
accounting and management
College of Santa Fe
Board Meeting minutes, August 23, 2008
President Apodaca already discussed this issue with Tom Dillon of NMCDHH.
Board List - National Association of the Deaf
Thomas J. DillonTreasurerBio | firstname.lastname@example.org
Tom Dillon - Endorsements
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.Since Tom's 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 for his 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 candidacy.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. Re-elect Tom as the NAD Treasurer! I take pride in endorsing Tom Dillon in his 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 expressed his 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 CPA.NAD 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.He deserves it.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 DeafI 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 beliefs.Tom 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 persons, Tom has made after hours emergency interpreting services possible.This program has eased the medical and mental health care
Tom Dillon for Treasurer of theNational Association of the Deaf For some time, I have had the great privilege in getting to know Tom Dillon.When you want someone to be accountable for the financials of our national organization, you want someone who has integrity, ethics, competency, credibility, and commitment.Tom has all these attributes and in addition, to making a fine board member and treasurer, he has the leadership.Tom approached me some time ago and asked if he could be a member of the NAD Finance Committee.He was most welcome to join and contribute his knowledge and experience during the monthly meetings.In addition, he also became a member of the Development Committee and made valuable contributions as well.I also see this as a very good transition period because, if elected, Tom will already have a comfortable start.As you explore his website, his record will speak for itself.He has experience in the private, governmental, public, and nonprofit sectors.He is a certified public accountant.And, he has been the president of the New Mexico Association of the Deaf.He has a lot more to offer the deaf and hard of hearing community.I ask that you, the delegates, to vote for Tom as the next Treasurer of NAD. I have known Tom Dillon for over eight years.He was a board member and later President of the New Mexico School for the Deaf's Board of Regents when I was superintendent there.Tom was the Board's "money man".He checked our budget diligently before the Board approved it.His expertise in budget development and auditing is unparalleled.As a board member and later as president of NMAD he was never afraid to stick his neck out and speak his mind.His honesty, integrity, hard work and dedication are exemplary.I strongly and unconditionally support his candidacy for treasurer of NAD. Tom will rise to the top of whatever he tries.He is a great asset to all Deaf Americans and offers a great deal of experience in financial matters. Knowing Tom has done much to enrich me personally and I know he can do the same for you.He earns the confidence of all his people.He is known for his enthusiastic hard work and record of accomplishment in New Mexico.His efficiency may surprise you. Tom is loyal to those he serves.I am pleased to endorse Tom Dillon for Treasurer of NAD. I have known Tom Dillon for a number of years as we served as State Association Presidents together for our respective States.I have found Tom to be an upstanding man with genuine empathy for NAD and its members.He was President of the New Mexico Association for the Deaf for two terms.Word has it that he was outstanding there. Tom will get my vote!He will be a GOOD Treasurer! The New Mexico Association of the Deaf (NMAD) is proud to recommend Thomas Dillon for Treasurer of the National Association of the Deaf (NAD).He has served well in positions of accountability with the New Mexico Relay Network, Inc., The New Mexico Registry of Interpreters of the Deaf, the New Mexico School for the Deaf and the New Mexico Commission on Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons- just to name a few.He graduated from the College of Santa Fe, Santa Fe, New Mexico with a major in accounting and management and is presently employed with the State of New Mexico.Tom is a Certified Public Accountant and accounting has been his profession for 25 years.With these experiences Tom will serve well as Treasurer of the National Association of the Deaf. Tom Dillon, Candidate for NAD Treasurer is an excellent choice.He has served with me on the New Mexico Commission for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons.During this time he ably served as Vice Chair and Chair of the Finance Committee.His financial understanding and preparation made invaluable contributions to the Commission. We have known Tom since he was in high school and have watched him mature into an upstanding citizen willing to serve the Deaf community and other service organizations.I believe he will be the very best choice to be Treasurer of NAD. I highly recommend Tom Dillon, III for the position of Treasurer of NAD. I have known Tom all his life and have enjoyed watching him grow into an upstanding man of good moral character.My late husband Don and I were very close friends of his parents the late Dr. Thomas J. & Florence H. Dillon.Tom and Florence Dillon thought there were to be no children.However, when Tom III insisted on being born they welcomed him into their household.They saw to it that he had a good upbringing and worked diligently to prepare him to be a success. Tom is a hard worker and one who believes that one must freely offer his gifts and talents for the betterment of others.At the tender age of twelve he began his career as Interpreter for the Deaf at our local United Methodist Church services.By age seventeen he could no longer interpret as he was beginning to lose his own hearing.Though he lost his hearing, he did continue working in areas of public service and his record speaks for itself.Tom is also a self- made orator, speaks very well for some one who has no hearing and has good use of the English language.As an adult Tom was Treasurer of our Church and served in a number of other leadership roles in the United Methodist Church and other service organizations.Living a religious life is very important to Tom.Tom excels in whatever task (big or small) that he undertakes and I do believe he will be an excellent Treasurer of NAD.
The initial registered agent for this Corporation shall be: Thomas J. Dillon, III, President
Thomas J. Dillon, III, President