On June 16th, the Guiding Eyes Board of Directors recognized Mr. Curt J. Landtroop as the recipient of the 2015 President’s Leadership Award.
The Guiding Eyes Leadership Award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated personal and professional excellence in support of Guiding Eyes mission.
Mr. Landtroop was recognized for his longstanding tenure serving on the Board of Directors as he turned over the role of Vice Chair and Treasurer, having dedicated his professional expertise as a volunteer board member in steadfast support of Guiding Eyes since 2001.
During his recent visit to the Yorktown Heights Training Center, Guiding Eyes Board Chair Wendy Aglietti and CEO Thomas Panek presented Mr. Landtroop with the award plaque, inscribed in braille with a photo of Mr. Landtroop with his guide dog “Windsor”. The plaque will adorn a wall in Alumni Hall, a section of the campus that Mr. Landtroop helped to make possible during his tenure.
Presented with the award, Mr. Landtroop stated “I consider it an honor and privilege being involved with Guiding Eyes for the Blind for over 40 years–first as a guide dog user and later as a board member.”
During his tenure Mr. Landtroop served as the Fixed Income Portfolio Manager for General Motors Asset Management Corporation, where he was responsible for managing assets totaling $1.25 billion. Prior to this role, he was part of the General Motors Treasurer’s Office. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Towson University. Now retired, Landtroop lives in Cold Spring, New York with his wife, Diane.
Upon receiving the award, Mr. Landtroop added, “The freedom and confidence Guiding Eyes guide dogs have provided has given me the opportunity to seek and attain my dreams and goals.”