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Guiding Eyes For The Blind Honors Curt Landtroop

Left to right: Guiding Eyes for the Blind Board Chair Wendy Aglietti, President’s Leadership Award recipient Curt Landtroop with his guide dog Windsor, and President and CEO Thomas Panek with his guide dog Gus.
Left to right: Guiding Eyes for the Blind Board Chair Wendy Aglietti, President’s Leadership Award recipient Curt Landtroop with his guide dog Windsor, and President and CEO Thomas Panek with his guide dog Gus. Photo Credit: Contributed

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Guiding Eyes for the Blind, known around the globe as one of the foremost guide dog schools, is pleased to recognize Curt J. Landtroop as the recipient of the organization’s 2015 President’s Leadership Award.

Presented by the Board of Directors, the President’s Leadership Award honors an individual who has demonstrated personal and professional excellence in support of Guiding Eyes’ mission. Landtroop was recognized for his long-standing tenure serving on Guiding Eyes’ Board of Directors.

The former Vice Chair and Treasurer has dedicated his professional expertise as a volunteer board member since 2001. During his recent visit to Guiding Eyes’ Yorktown Heights Training Center, Board Chair Wendy Aglietti and CEO Thomas Panek presented Landtroop with an award plaque, inscribed in Braille with a photo of Landtroop with his guide dog, Windsor. The plaque will adorn a wall in Alumni Hall, a section of the campus that Landtroop helped make possible during his tenure.

“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,” said Landtroop.

Now retired, Landtroop previously 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 received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Towson University. Landtroop resides in Cold Spring, NY, with his wife Diane. Upon receiving the award, Landtroop said, “I have been able to seek and attain my dreams and goals because of the freedom and confidence I gained from having Guiding Eyes guide dogs.”

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