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The Executive Director Search is Complete!

With great pride and excitement, the NDSC Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Jordan Kough will be the new NDSC Executive Director, effective January 3, 2022. After a thorough and intense search process that yielded highly qualified candidates from across the country, Jordan rose to the top with a robust portfolio of executive and development experience and the innovative vision to lead NDSC into this next chapter.

Jordan is an accomplished leader with a deep level of connection to, and affinity for, the broader disability community. Since 2017, he has served as the Executive Director of the Disability Rights Legal Center (DRLC) in California, a non-profit, public interest advocacy organization that champions the civil rights of people with disabilities through education, advocacy, and litigation. Jordan also has a wealth of fundraising and development experience, founding Your Mission Possible, Inc. an organization that focuses on fundraising for nonprofits where he helped a diverse portfolio of nonprofit organizations significantly grow their funding streams from individual donors, corporate sponsorships, and grants.

“I am honored to be joining the National Down Syndrome Congress, a wonderful organization that has had an immense impact on the Down syndrome community over the past 50 years,” Jordan Kough said. “I look forward to working with a stellar staff and an engaged Board of Directors to successfully lead the NDSC into the future. I believe the potential future impact of the NDSC to be significant and can only hope to lead the organization to success similar to a storied history.”

Shauntel Neal-Howe, NDSC’s Board President, explained, “Jordan Kough was chosen for his strong leadership experience, his zeal to engage all stakeholder groups, and his innovative approaches to fundraising.” She continued, “We are confident that Jordan is the right person to set up the NDSC for another 50 years, and we are excited for this next chapter in the NDSC’s history to begin.”

Please join us in welcoming Jordan to the NDSC Family!