The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) Board of Directors is pleased to announce the selection of Jenny Buechner as the Region II Representative to fill the remainder of the 2012-2016 term for the late Michael Berger.
President Christopher Wagner is pleased to report that “the NAD enthusiastically welcomes Jenny Buechner, an outstanding young leader who exemplifies the same passion and dedication for State Associations that our dear friend Michael Berger demonstrated in his time on the NAD Board. The NAD Board appointed her after we had considered the recommendations of State Associations in Region II, and Ms. Buechner came highly recommended from many of these State Associations. Her work with our State Association and Affiliates Committee provides us with the skills and knowledge needed at this time to ensure the NAD meets the need of all our organizational members and affiliates.”
Jenny Buechner hails from Madison, Wisconsin. She graduated from the Wisconsin School for the Deaf in 1998 and from Gallaudet University in 2002 with a degree in Social Work. Jenny currently works with Hamilton Relay as the Product Manager and oversees its Deaf Culture Training program for relay operators. Jenny served as the President of the Wisconsin Association of the Deaf (WAD) from 2009 through 2013, tripling its membership and greatly expanded its fiscal assets. Jenny coordinated two successful statewide conferences for the association. After completing two terms as the President, she continues to be an active member of the WAD in providing support through various committees including fundraising and legislative. As President, Jenny created several Public Service Announcement videos discussing domestic violence for the only domestic violence agency that serves deaf and hard of hearing individuals in Wisconsin. Since 2010, she has chaired the NAD State Association and Affiliates Committee, which represents the state associations in the country, helping the NAD understand the needs of the state associations as well as providing support to state associations. The local deaf community is very important to Jenny and she finds time to help out with the Madison Association of the Deaf by volunteering her time with various activities and events hosted by the club. Jenny enjoys spending what remains of her free time with her 11 year old deaf Jack Russell Terrier, Jaxon.
Ms. Buechner will join the NAD Board at its next meeting on January 16-18, 2014 in St. Augustine, Florida.