WASHINGTON (PRWEB) January 29, 2018
Communication Service for the Deaf Names Dominic Lacy its Chief Innovation Officer
[Washington, D.C.] January 29, 2018 — Communication Service for the Deaf (CSD) announced today the selection of Dominic Lacy as its new Chief Innovation Officer. Lacy will be responsible for developing and furthering the CSD Social Venture Fund (SVF), the first-ever venture fund for Deaf-owned and operated businesses. CSD is the world’s largest nonprofit dedicated to inspiring and cultivating greater opportunity for the millions of Deaf individuals worldwide.
“I’m pleased to become part of the dynamic CSD team,” said Dominic, a long-time community leader in the Dallas area. “CSD’s vision of creating success stories while combating the unemployment and underemployment rate among deaf people aligns perfectly with my expertise and desire to do more for the community I am part of.”
“The CSD SVF needs the right leader to ensure that it achieves its full potential and Dominic Lacy is that person,” said CSD CEO Christopher Soukup. “His leadership will be a tremendous benefit to CSD as we continue to build the SVF and expand investments in our community.”
Lacy comes to CSD following a 14-year career at Accenture as Senior Manager. At Accenture, he held multiple roles in Finance, Management Consulting, Global Operations and Strategy Consulting. His work with Fortune 500 companies focused on realizing strategic objectives such as streamlining operational efficiencies, implementing new operating models and developing strategies for how emerging and innovative technology will intersect with business and operations. Prior to Accenture, Lacy interned for four years with i2 Technologies and the i2Foundation while attending Southern Methodist University as a double major in finance and political science.
Lacy volunteers during his spare time and is the Board President for Deaf Action Center (DAC) in Dallas, the first Deaf person in this role. Additionally, he helped steer a successful capital development campaign for the Deaf Action Center Martha’s Vineyard Place, an affordable housing project. He also previously served as a commissioner for the City of Dallas Community Development Commission.
In his new position at the CSD SVF, Dominic brings significant expertise in consulting and innovation and will focus primarily on further developing the SVF and its offerings. He also will lead the development of CSD’s global strategic initiatives, providing day-to-day support to all of CSD’s programs, investments, and partners.
“At the SVF, I plan to work closely with our growing list of business partners, such as Mozzeria and DeafTax.com, to achieve their goals while building the mentoring and incubation programs,” Dominic said. “Additionally, I will work with other business units under the CSD banner, building on their successes and strengths to better serve CSD’s greater strategic goals.”
Soukup added, "Dominic will be integral to our work to create meaningful change for Deaf people and will be contributing broadly to all of the initiatives in our company portfolio."
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