“Mobility For All” Transportation Summits

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Two “Mobility for All” Transportation Summits held on October 23 and November 3, engaged the creative talents of seniors and persons with disabilities as well as drivers, dispatchers, managers and transportation planners from all over King County. Over one hundred and twenty persons, including Sound Generations customers and staff, participated including our own CEO Jim Wigfall.

The Summits, organized by the King County Mobility Coalition, of which Sound Generations is a partner, focused on “bold Ideas” for improving the front-end experience of finding and securing transportation for special needs populations. Facilitated by Mark Smutny, Hyde Shuttles Operations Manager, using a World Café format, the Summits identified the need to communicate about available transportation services in multiple languages and the need to embrace new technologies that enable better, same-day customer service, among other key goals.

The Summits were one part of an ongoing effort of Sound Generations, the King County Mobility Coalition and other paratransit providers to strengthen transportation solutions for seniors and persons with disabilities throughout our area.

For more information about the Summits, contact Mark Smutny at marks@soundgenerations.org or Rachel Lanera at rachell@soundgenerations.org.


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Sound Generations Appoints a New Chief Executive Officer

Special News:
April 25, 2018

2018 has been an exciting year thus far for our organization, with many new developments under way.

One new development we are pleased to share, Jim Wigfall, a long-standing executive leader for Boeing, has been named our new Chief Executive Officer.

We anticipate his 30 plus years of executive experience will enhance the vitality of the organization and vision of changing the health outcomes and quality of life for the older adults and adults with disabilities we serve. Jim brings a sound business acumen, a vast understanding of a team-based systems approach to continuous improvement, Jim Wigfall, CEOas well as experience in fundraising, policy, and advocacy.

Jim is looking forward to developing a strategic focus for the future and steering Sound Generations in an exciting new direction by building on the organization’s assets of outstanding staff and programs.  We are so very fortunate to secure a strategist like Jim Wigfall. I am confident he will lead this organization towards a path of sustainable growth.

As a baby boomer, Jim is actively assessing the desires of his aging parents who have emerging needs.  They strive to actively lead their best lives possible while maintaining their independence. He is personally and professionally motivated to advance the mission of Sound Generations.

In his community activism, Jim holds board membership with the King County Library System, Special Olympics Washington, and the Citadel School of Business Advisory Board, his Alma mater. He holds a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Tennessee. As Sound Generations’ next leader, this extensive knowledge will serve us well. As the board chair, I look forward to working with him.

Together, we are building a community in which everyone can age with dignity and respect. We are immensely grateful for the investments we receive from our many supporters and community members, and hope you join us at an upcoming event where you can meet him and see why we are so excited for his arrival.

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