Cabvi Welcomes One Returning And Four New Board Members

Cincinnati, OH –Cincinnati Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (CABVI) welcomes one returning member and four new board members who bring a wealth of expertise and experience to CABVI. 

Returning Member:
Patricia Laub was first elected to the Board of Trustees in 1995, serving as Vice President and Secretary as well as Chair of the Development Committee. As an Attorney at Law with Frost Brown Todd, LLC, she is certified as a specialist in estate planning, trust and probate law by the Ohio State Bar Association and is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, where she serves as a member of the Estate and Gift Tax Committee.

New Members:
Henry Daniels is a Finance IT Leader for GE Aviation in Evendale.  He is currently President of the Cincinnati Chapter of the National Black MBA Association, a member of the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. and is affiliated with Abundant Life Apostolic Church.

Eric Kearney is currently President and CEO of the African American Chamber of Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.  He is a former Ohio State Senator serving until he was term limited in 2014.  On a national level, he served as a member of President Obama’s National Finance Committee when he ran for the US Senate and President. 

Stephanie Smith joined CABVI as a Radio Reading Service volunteer Board Operator in August 2012.  She is currently V.P. and Director of Supplier Diversity and Inclusion for Fifth Third Bank.  She has served in several roles with the bank since starting with Fifth Third in 2002.  Her work experience and skills include: community and economic development, strategic planning and business development.  She has been involved in many community initiatives and currently serves on the Foundation Board of Cincinnati State. 

Simón Sotelo is currently Vice President for Community Development Relationship Management for PNC Bank.  He is an active volunteer with Cincinnati Reds, the Greater Cincinnati Foundation, the Sisters of Charity and serves as First Vice Chair to the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.  Simón is affiliated with the PNC Diversity & Inclusion Regional Council and the Sycamore Presbyterian Church. 
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Since 1911, CABVI provides counseling, rehabilitation, information and employment services to people of all ages in the Greater Cincinnati region. Through all of its programs and services, it strives to help those who are blind, visually or print impaired lead full and independent lives. CABVI provides services to more than 5,100 people each year and is proud to be a United Way partner agency. For more information about CABVI, please call (513) 221-8558 or visit our website at