November 24, 2008


David M. Capozzi

David M. Capozzi was named the Access Board's new Executive Director at a recent meeting of the Board. Members of the Board approved the selection in a unanimous vote.  Capozzi, Director of the Board's Office of Technical and Information Services for over 16 years, succeeds Lawrence W. Roffee who retired in August. Capozzi had served as Acting Executive Director in the interim.

“I am honored to be your Executive Director and will work hard to meet and exceed your expectations,” Capozzi said in remarks to the Board following its vote.  “While we can be proud of all that the Board has accomplished over the years, there is much left to be done,” he continued. “I have a vision of a higher performing agency that will grow to meet the demands of our complex society, and I look forward to working with all of you to tackle some important issues in the coming years.” 

Prior to joining the Board in 1992, Capozzi worked at the National Easter Seals Society as vice president of advocacy and director of Project ACTION. He also served as national advocacy director at the Paralyzed Veterans of America.