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Husted Receives ViaQuest Conference Honoree Award

Rich Johnson, President & CEO of ViaQuest, presents Secretary Husted with Conference Honoree Award.

COLUMBUS – Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted today was recognized with ViaQuest’s Conference Honoree Award as part of its 2017 Annual Conference. The award is given to individuals who have demonstrated exceptional leadership in support of people with developmental, physical and behavioral disabilities.

“The accomplishments of Jon Husted have been very well documented,” said Rich Johnson, President and CEO of ViaQuest. “But it is not so much his accomplishments that put him on this stage as our conference honoree – but more importantly – how he leads by example.”

Johnson cited the partnership between the Secretary of State’s office and the Cleveland Sight Center as a recent example of Husted’s commitment to supporting individuals with disabilities. Through the partnership, the Cleveland Sight Center now manages the Secretary of State’s Business Services Call Center. The results have been significant as 20 percent more calls are now being answered and the average wait time has dropped from more than five minutes to just 14 seconds.

“We all have a role to play in serving each other whether that be volunteering, getting into public service or whatever you think is best to lift up those around you,” Secretary Husted said. “So always remember, just because you have a disability doesn’t mean you don’t have abilities.”

ViaQuest is a value-based healthcare company that employs nearly 2,000 individuals who are dedicated to serving individuals living with disabilities.

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