Paralyzed Veterans of America Elects New Leadership at 68th Annual Convention

Al Kovach, Jr. from Paralyzed Veterans of America
Al Kovach, Jr. elected National President of Paralyzed Veterans of America, will take office July 1, 2014.
Al Kovach Jr. has been elected as National President of Paralyzed Veterans of America for fiscal year 2015. Kovach had served as National Senior Vice President for the past three terms.

Former Vice President David Zurfluh was elected as the organization’s National Senior Vice President. Reelected to this year’s Executive Committee as National Vice Presidents were Charlie Brown and Tamara Lawter. Ken Weas returns to the Executive Committee as National Vice President, joined by Joe Fox, who was also elected as a National Vice President. Larry Dodson returns as National Secretary and Tom Wheaton joins the Executive Committee as National Treasurer. Bill Lawson will return as Immediate Past President.

Elections for the executive committee took place at Paralyzed Veterans’ 68th Annual Convention on February 14, 2014.  All members of the Executive Committee are members of Paralyzed Veterans and were elected by Paralyzed Veterans’ membership. The newly elected Executive Committee will take office beginning July 1, 2014, for one year.

Since the organization’s founding, generation after generation of Paralyzed Veterans of America's leaders have worked to improve the quality of life for veterans and all people living with spinal cord injury and disease

Under the guidance of its leadership, Paralyzed Veterans of America and its 34 chapters:

  • Advocate for quality VA health care and veterans benefits.
  • Work to make America more accessible for all people with disabilities.
  • Empower veterans with the tools and support they need to secure good careers.
  • Invest in research to find new treatments and a cure for paralysis.
  • Promote and provide rehabilitative wheelchair sports and recreational activities.
  • Deliver its services to all veterans and their families free of charge, thanks to the generous support and donations of the American people.

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