John Dickerson to Retire as Executive Director, Kim Dodson Appointed as New Executive Director

John DickersonJohn Dickerson, long time executive director of The Arc of Indiana, will retire from that position on July 1, 2015 and will continue to serve The Arc as a consultant.  Kim Dodson, associate executive director of The Arc, has been appointed as the new executive director by The Arc of Indiana board of directors.

Dickerson’s career with The Arc began 42 years ago at The Arc of South Dakota.  He has served as Executive Director of The Arc of Indiana since 1983.

Kim DodsonDodson first joined The Arc in 1998 as director of government relations and was named associate executive director in 2006. In 2013, she was appointed as executive director of Arc Innovations, Inc. and The Arc of Indiana Foundation, two related entities with The Arc that focus on employment opportunities for people with disabilities.

In addition to being active in the National Council of Executives of The Arc, Dodson participates in the work of the Indiana Society of Association Executives, the Governmental Affairs Society of Indiana, the Indiana Coalition for Human Services, the Indiana Interagency Coordinating Council on Autism, and the Special Education Advisory Council.

Dodson brings these experiences, along with over 20 years of experience in public policy and government affairs, to her new role as Executive Director.