Danny Lacey, CSD’s new Chair of the Board

Danny Lacey, CSD’s new Chair of the Board
December 19, 2016 Jessica Ellison
Headshot of Danny Lacy

By Jessica Ellison

Danny Lacey is a partner and advisor for Kramer Wealth Managers. He leads Kramer’s advisory team for the western states where he serves pre-retirees and retirees, corporate executives, business owners, and not-for-profit organizations.

Danny has served on the board for 3 years and we’re excited to have him serve as Board Chair. We had the opportunity to sit down and talk with Danny before the holidays. Keep reading to get to know him a little better!

CSD: What are the most important goals you will work on with CSD?

Danny Lacey: I want to be a strong and effective facilitator between CSD & its board members. I plan to ensure that our board duties, expectations and efforts are fully aligned with CSD’s vision and mission. I also think it’s very important to promote dialogue with people outside of CSD so that we can share stories about the wider Deaf community with the world, to share the wide range of possibilities in the journey of reimagining communication together.

CSD: What do you see as Deaf America’s greatest strengths and challenges?

Danny Lacey: This is truly an exciting time for Deaf America. Thanks to advancements in technology, particularly social media, we continue to enjoy learning about success stories in the Deaf community every day. We believe that we are exceptional in all that we do. Our biggest challenge right now is not showing it enough in the global society.

CSD: CSD believes that instead of separate hearing and Deaf worlds that there really is just One World – and we all share it. What is your vision of One World? How do you see us getting there?

Danny Lacey: For over 40 years, CSD’s mission has been to improve the lives of deaf and hard of hearing people by continuously aiming to build a more inclusive, accessible world. Now, more than ever, it is the perfect time for CSD to be at the forefront of pursuing the One World vision, and in demonstrating all that is truly possible in the One World.

CSD: What kind of food will we find on your table this holiday season?

Danny Lacey: Along with great conversations and much laughter at the dinner table, my family loves sharing Pecan & Chocolate Chip Pie — just a perfect way to celebrate our holiday season!