For Immediate Release
Margaret Wallhagen, Ph.D.
Chairperson, HLAA Board of Trustees
Hearing Loss Association of America Announces Departure
of Executive Director Anna Gilmore Hall
Bethesda, MD (January 13, 2016) – The Board of Trustees of the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA), the nation’s leading organization representing people with hearing loss, has announced the departure of Executive Director Anna Gilmore Hall.
Anna noted, “My husband and I are planning to relocate to Florida and will seek employment there.” She commented that she had truly enjoyed her tenure as executive director of the Hearing Loss Association of America, noting that it is a great organization.
Margaret Wallhagen, Ph.D., chairperson of the HLAA Board of Trustees, noted that the Board thanks Anna for her dedication and service over the past two-and-a-half years. Anna has effected many positive changes and leaves HLAA poised for future growth.”
Effective immediately, Deputy Executive Director Barbara Kelley is acting executive director while a search is conducted for the executive director’s position. Barbara has been with the organization for 28 years and has served as deputy executive director for the past eight. This will ensure continuity as HLAA moves forward.
About the Hearing Loss Association of America
The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA), founded in 1979, opens the world of communication to people with hearing loss through information, education, support and advocacy. HLAA produces the Walk4Hearing® in 22 cities across the country, publishes the bimonthly Hearing Loss Magazine, holds annual conventions (Convention 2016 is in Washington, DC, June 23 - 26), advocates for the rights of people with hearing loss, conducts educational webinars, and has an extensive network of chapters and state organizations across the country. For more information, visit www.hearingloss.org