Title: Founder and President
Company: DeafBlind Community of Mississippi
Location: Madison, Mississippi, United States
Andre Frances Jarreau, Founder and President of the DeafBlind Community of Mississippi, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in nonprofit management.
Since 2015, Mr. Jarreau has been the founder and president of the DeafBlind Community of Mississippi. In this position, he works to mitigate and eradicate mental anguish caused by social isolation among the deaf and blind. In 2000, Mr. Jarreau lost his sight and hearing in a motorcycle accident, and after months of rehabilitation and work, he was able to pursue his professional ambitions to advocate for the deaf and blind. Through his work, he was recognized by the Helen Keller National Center for DeafBlind Youths and Adults.
Prior to his current position, Mr. Jarreau worked as a consultant in telecommunications. He served with WorldCom for seven years and was a bid team member with the United States Department of Defense. With Intel, Mr. Jarreau was a manager of international technology, and with DuPont, he worked as an engineering consultant.
Mr. Jarreau attended Mississippi State University and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering in 1985. In 1990, he earned a Master of Business Administration in finance and economics. Mr. Jarreau concluded his higher education with postgraduate coursework in high-level finance. In addition to his primary degrees, he is licensed to trade on the New York Stock Exchange.
Mr. Jarreau attributes his success to recognizing the need to work for the benefit of the deaf and blind community. He finds them to be the most intelligent people he has ever known and wants the next generation to afford them a higher level of importance. In the coming years, Mr. Jarreau sees himself continuing as the president of the DeafBlind Community of Mississippi and growing the company. He hopes to assemble a fleet of vehicles to help the deaf and blind with the difficulties of transportation.
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