Story:

Chester C. Kleber

1938

chester C. KleberOnce National Industries for the Blind (NIB) was formed, the organization needed a leader, and American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) had the perfect candidate in mind for the prestigious post—Chester C. Kleber. Originally from Pennsylvania, Kleber was a strong business leader with good people skills. He had successfully managed many projects at AFB, including initiatives for the Works Progress Administration. Kleber became NIB’s first general manager in 1938, a position he held until an illness led him to resign in 1960. He passed away that same year, just one month after being awarded AFB’s Migel Medal for his accomplishments.