Barry Saudan was appointed by CCAF/Ability Central Board of Directors as President and Chief Executive Officer in January of 2015, following the retirement of Shelley Bergum, one of CCAF’s founders and CEO since 2003.
Prior to taking over as CEO, Barry was the Director of Operations and part of CCAF’s Executive Management Team that oversees CCAF’s contract with the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to manage and operate the Deaf and Disabled Telecommunications Program (DDTP).
Barry has over 30 years’ of executive management experience, including technical operations and strategic management in the financial systems and software sectors. Barry’s experience also includes working for a nonprofit in the workforce development sector and as a small business owner. Barry holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and Under Graduate Degrees in Information Systems Management and Electronic Engineering.