World Services for the Blind CEO to retire

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The chief executive officer for Little Rock-based World Services for the Blind has announced his retirement.

Larry Dickerson said Thursday he plans to leave effective Aug. 15.

Board chairman Tom Duke says an executive search committee has been formed and that he hopes to name a successor by the end of May.

Dickerson has led the nonprofit since 2009.

World Services for the Blind helps blind and partially blind people build skills to live independently and work. It has been in operation since 1947.

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