New Director of DHHS: David Rosenthal
Message from DHS Assistant Commissioner Loren Colman:
David shares our commitment to helping this population live independently, engage with their families and participate in their communities. He also brings to the position more than 33 years of experience in services for people who are deaf and hard of hearing, most recently in the telecommunications industry. Since 2007, he has been president of the Kansas Telecommunications Industry Association, overseeing the Kansas Relay Service, which administers the Telecommunications Relay Service contract and the Telecommunications Access Program in Kansas. Earlier, as community relations manager for AT&T in Kansas from 1990 to 2007, he was involved in the initial development of the Telecommunications Relay Service in Kansas, including program and facilities design and personnel planning and training. In that position, he developed program policies and public relations strategies resulting in a significant improvement in customer satisfaction with the relay service and growth in call volume. His experience also includes serving as executive director of the Kansas Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing from 1986-1990.
David will be relocating from Kansas and will begin working at DHS on June 3, 2013!!
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