As president and CEO of the Disability:IN, Jill oversees the strategic direction of the organization as well as provides guidance on global disability inclusion best practices to more than 100 Disability:IN partners. She represents Disability:IN when testifying before congressional committees, working with various government agencies and numerous other functions. Jill Houghton’s creative spirit and passionate approach to the inclusion of people with disabilities comes from her core. While pursuing her bachelor’s degree from the University of Kansas she interned for U.S. Senator Robert J. Dole and the experience, as well as her challenges associated with having a learning disability, ignited the direction of her professional aspirations. Ms. Houghton has more than 25 years of diverse leadership experience at the federal, state and local levels working with business to advance the inclusion of persons with disabilities.