Beyond Vision

Kerlin Retirement Announcement

Kerlin Announces Retirement from Beyond Vision –
Milwaukee, WI. February 5, 2024: After nearly two decades of service to the blindness community, James Kerlin has announced plans to retire from his role as President and CEO of Beyond Vision this summer.

Prior to joining Beyond Vision, Kerlin built a strong background in manufacturing, business management and engineering at various companies including consulting and running his own business.

“Jim’s been a great leader over the past 18 years and he will be greatly missed by employees and associates,” said Mike Chew, Chair of Beyond Vision’s Board of Directors.

Kerlin took the position in 2007. During his tenure, the organization has experienced great growth and many changes. Most recently with the organization’s move to the VisABILITY Center in 2022.

“We are currently looking for a new President/CEO,” said Chew. “Someone who will make a smooth transition and will continue the growth of Beyond Vision’s mission.”


About Beyond Vision: Beyond Vision, a 501(c)3 social enterprise, was founded in 1903 with the mission of providing employment opportunities to people who are legally blind. Beyond Vision continues to reduce the obstacles that people with vision loss face finding employment, achieving upward mobility and gaining the confidence to thrive. Careers at Beyond Vision offer financial stability and independence with services that include machining, call center, assembly, packaging, and kitting. Visit to learn more.

Diana Voigt, Director of Marketing & Communications
Beyond Vision
Phone: 414-778-5800