National Organization on Disability Welcomes Susan Meirs as Chief Operating Officer
NEW YORK (June 8, 2016) – National Organization on Disability (NOD) President Carol Glazer today welcomed Susan Meirs as the organization’s new Chief Operating Officer.
“Sue brings to the National Organization on Disability a wealth of leadership experience in the management of operations, strategy development and program management, not to mention a passion for our organizational mission,” said Glazer. “As COO, Sue will oversee our suite of professional services, ensuring delivery of best-in-class disability employment products and services with high impact and exceptional quality to NOD’s corporate clients. We are so pleased to welcome Sue to the NOD team.”
Prior to joining NOD, Meirs was a COO and salesperson at Barclays. Her team created Barclays’ first diversity related investment products, the Return on Disability ETN and the Women in Leadership ETN, translating corporate social responsibility into bottom-line results for investors. Sue was co-head of Reach, Barclays’ disability employee network group, and initiated its disability recruiting efforts. She is a sought-after expert on the intersection between diversity and inclusion and ROI and has provided commentary to major publications including Bloomberg, Money, and The Washington Post, among others.
“I am tremendously excited, after years of focusing on disability employment from the perspective of one employer, to be able to think more broadly and impact a wider variety of employers and workers,” said Meirs. “I believe equal access to employment is, for many people, fundamental to their participation in American culture and critical for allowing economic independence. I’m thrilled to be joining an organization with such a long track record of success creating employment for people with disabilities and look forward to being part of the next stage.”