Sherbert named new AIDB Chief Financial Officer
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ASB alumnus Sherbet named AIDB Chief Financial Officer
September 26, 2018 — Alabama School for the Blind alumnus Jonathan Sherbert has been named Chief Financial Officer of the Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind. Sherbert is the first person who is blind to serve in this position.
With 18 years of experience in finance, he has been employed at AIDB since 2012, serving as Director of Purchasing, Accounting Manager and most recently as Director of Finance and Accounting. Jonathan has also worked as a senior accountant for the Cahaba Government Benefit Administration, audit manager for Yeager and Boyd CPA, and accounting manager for Melior, Inc.
Sherbert is a graduate of the University of Montevallo with a BBA in accounting and George Mason University, completing the business management training program of the National Industries for the Blind. He is also a Certified Public Accountant.
Jonathan serves as state treasurer of the Alabama Council of the Blind and ASB Alumni and Workers Association; is a member of the Blind Advisory Council for the Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services and the Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind (AER).
“I am thrilled to see this AIDB graduate, who has worked in several important positions as an employee move into this critical leadership role,” said AIDB President Dr. John Mascia in announcing Sherbert’s new role. “Jonathan has a vision for AIDB that will serve him well as he oversees the financial management and fiscal accountability that ensures our ability to provide quality programs and services.”
“I want to thank my parents, my wife and my AIDB family for preparing me for this opportunity,” said Sherbert. “I remember the names of every single teacher, from Mrs. Knight in kindergarten to Mrs. Uptain in high school, who contributed in some way to who I am today. Not one of them was sub-par and I received a really quality education at AIDB.
“My education, experience and determination, together with wonderful leadership, personal mentors and enormous family support have prepared me to take the next step to the pinnacle of my chosen profession. And I could not be more excited for the opportunity to do that, right here, where I started my education when I was three years old. AIDB, we truly are Deaf. Blind. Limitless.”
Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind marks its 160th year of service to Alabamians with hearing and vision loss this year. AIDB serves almost 25,000 deaf and blind children and adults in all 67 counties through five campuses in Talladega and a network of regional centers located in Birmingham, Dothan, Huntsville, Mobile, Montgomery, Talladega, Tuscaloosa and Tuscumbia.