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John Kinstler

TDI is pleased to announce the appointment (and re-appointment) of two board members. David Coco, of Austin, Texas representing the central region of the United States. And John Kinstler of Madison, Wisconsin representing the midwest region, respectively.

“I am delighted to have John Kinstler return for a second term on the TDI Board. Also I look forward to his continued leadership in the areas of event planning and DeafBlind communications. I also am delighted to have David Coco join the TDI Board; David is no stranger to TDI as he previously has contributed greatly as a member of the TDI Scholarship Committee, and I look forward to working with him in his new capacity!” said Jan Withers, President of TDI.

David Coco, Ph.D.

David Coco, Ph.D.

On joining TDI, David shared, “TDI’s efforts to improve communication access have played an important role in my career as a space scientist.  I am looking forward to helping make telecommunication accessible for all so that the next generation of people with disabilities can have even more opportunities for participating in the space program.”

The TDI Board wishes to thank Mark Seeger, the previous Central Region representative, for his four years of outstanding service.

John Kinstler, starting his second term as a Director, commented “It has been such an honor to serve as Midwest Region Representative on the TDI Board during the 2017-2021 term. I would like to thank the Midwest region for electing me to serve another term for 2021-2025.”  

Dr. David Coco’s first term begins August 1, 2021 and will serve four years. Mr. John Kinstler is in his final term, and his board duties will end in August 2025.

Thank you David Coco and John Kinstler for your continued service and support of TDI.

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