Beyond Blindness, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization serving children with visual impairments, announced the appointment of Luis Vasquez as Senior Director of Operations. Vasquez will oversee the day-to-day operations at Beyond Blindness and will work closely with Beyond Blindness’ leaders to direct and coordinate actions across the organization and locate areas for improvement.
“We are honored to have an individual of such high caliber in the operations realm join our team at Beyond Blindness,” says Angie Rowe, President and Executive Director of Beyond Blindness. “Luis is a consummate operations professional with a wealth of experience and an impressive tenure in the hospitality industry. His deep knowledge of operations will serve our organization immensely and will help us ensure that the day-to-day activities at Beyond Blindness are run efficiently.”
Bringing over two decades of hospitality industry experience to his role at Beyond Blindness, Vasquez will report directly to Angie Rowe, President and Executive Director of the organization.
Vasquez previously served as Assistant General Manager with Aimbridge Hospitality Group. In this role he oversaw the day-to-day operations of the Courtyard Marriot Anaheim Resort, directly supervised staff, and implemented growth strategies as well as departmental policies; goals; objectives and procedures. Prior to his tenure with Aimbridge Hospitality Group, Vasquez spent time as Director of Food and Beverage with ASM Global/SAVOR SMG at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach. He spearheaded a multimillion-dollar renovation of restaurant and food outlets, planned and implemented budgets, hired, trained and supervised the food and beverage team and oversaw all food and beverage departments. Previously, Vasquez spent time as General Manager at Pacifica Hotels at Best Western Golden Sails in Long Beach and as General Manager with ACP Management at Capri Laguna Beach. Additionally, he served as Director of Operations for Montage Hotels Resorts, the Aliso Creek Inn & Golf Course, as well as the Travelodge in Laguna Beach.
“I am thrilled to be joining the Beyond Blindness family and to be a part of such an impactful organization,” said Vasquez. “The work that Beyond Blindness does to help children with visual impairments and their families is remarkable. I am pleased to have the opportunity to help drive the organization even further and to play a role in their honorable mission of empowering children with visual impairments to live their fullest potential.”
About Beyond Blindness
Beyond Blindness, formerly Blind Children’s Learning Center, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit with the mission to empower children with visual impairments and other disabilities to achieve their fullest potential. Areas of service include Early Intervention, Education + Enrichment, and Family Support, which all aim to help children, no matter their abilities, live full and rewarding lives. The Beyond Blindness team embraces a people-first approach and values family, connection, impact, inclusion, stewardship, and optimism. For more information, please visit www.beyondblindness.org.