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    NDEAM Event: A Better Bottom Line - Employing People with Disabilities

    Date: October 30, 2014, 11:30am – 1:00pm
    Rushmore Plaza Holiday Inn
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    Held each October, National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) is a national campaign that raises awareness about disability employment issues and celebrates the many and varied contributions of 
    America's workers with disabilities. The theme for 2014 is “Expect. Employ. Empower.”

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    Senator Solano's presentation will draw upon his education, experience and his participation in Governor Daugaard's "Employment Works Task Force". The task force was created by the Governor as part of his Employment First Initiative.  Alan will introduce the audience to the recommendations and strategies compiled by the task force for the purpose of increasing the employment rate for people with disabilities in South Dakota. Employers and Human Resource Professionals will gain knowledge of 'Bottom Line' benefits for hiring people with disabilities. 

    Bio: Alan Solano, Senator, District 32 Senate Seat

    Alan Solano was appointment to be State Senator for District 32 by Governor Daaguard on January 13, 2014.

    Solano is the chief executive officer of Behavior Management Systems, Inc. in Rapid City, a provider of behavioral and mental health services. He joined Behavior Management Systems in 1991 and became CEO in 2007.

    He is a board member of the Rapid City Chamber of Commerce, the South Dakota Council of Community Mental Health Centers, and the South Dakota Council of Substance Abuse Directors. He served last year on the Governor’s Employment Works Task Force.

    Solano is a lifelong resident of Rapid City and a graduate of Black Hills State University, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration.

    Governor Daugaard said of Alan, he “is a leader in his community and in his field”.

    Solano and his wife, Carol, have five children.

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