Bobbie Beth Scoggins returns to the NAD as Interim CEO

The National Association of the Deaf Board of Directors has appointed Dr. Bobbie Beth Scoggins as Interim Chief Executive Officer (CEO), and will begin her duties on June 3, 2024. Bobbie Beth will lead the day-to-day operations and support the Board in their search efforts for a permanent CEO.

“We are excited to welcome Dr. Bobbie Beth Scoggins during this pivotal time of transition,” said President Jenny Buechner. “Her extensive community leadership experience will enable the NAD to effectively engage with our communities, foster growth within our team, and support the Board in their search for the next CEO.”

“It is an honor and privilege to take on this role,” said Interim CEO Bobbie Beth Scoggins. “I am committed to supporting the Board and staff, including members and non-members alike, in advancing the civil, human and linguistic rights of diverse communities across the nation. I look forward to meeting attendees at the 57th Biennial NAD Conference in Chicago!”

A Texas native, Bobbie Beth has an illustrious professional and civic career spanning the national and international sectors. Bobbie Beth led the Kentucky Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing as the Executive Director during 1993 to 2007. From there, her leadership continued at the Communication Services for the Deaf (CSD), where she served as the COO until 2012. Most recently, Bobbie Beth retired as the Director of the Statewide Outreach Center at the Texas School for the Deaf. Her volunteer experience includes serving as President of the USA Deaf Sports Federation (1998-2005) and the NAD (2006-2012). As a young adult, she was a performing artist with the National Theatre of the Deaf and other regional theater productions. This past spring, Bobbie Beth was recognized for her leadership and service efforts by the Conference of Educational Administrators of Schools and Programs for the Deaf (CEASD). Bobbie Beth graduated from the Texas School for the Deaf and attended Gallaudet University before she went on to receive her bachelor’s and master’s degrees at the California State University, Northridge (CSUN). In 1992, she earned her Doctor of Education degree in Institutional Management at Pepperdine University. In 2016, she was awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Gallaudet University.

About the NAD

The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) is the nation’s premier civil rights organization of, by, and for Deaf, DeafBlind, DeafDisabled, Hard of Hearing, and Late Deafened people in the United States. The NAD represents the estimated 48 million Americans of these communities, and is based in Silver Spring, Maryland.