Wellington resident Fred Eisinger, executive director of Seagull Industries for the Disabled for more than 27 years, recently announced that his retirement will take effect Oct. 11.
“I am very proud of all that we have accomplished over the years on behalf of our developmentally challenged clients,” Eisinger said. “Seagull was a very modest organization back in the ’80s, but we have come a long way in terms of program offerings and our reputation in Palm Beach County.”
Eisinger added that he is proud of the dedicated employees who have been loyal to Seagull and its work on behalf of those the organization serves.
“I share with them our selection by AMVETS for its Silver Helmet Award (1998), our selection as Non-Profit Organization of the Year for 2010-11 by the Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches and our election in 2011 to the Hall of Fame of Palm Beach County Special Olympics.”
Eisinger also thanked the group’s board of directors, current members and those who have served over the years for all their support.
Board President Dr. James Barnard said that under Eisinger’s leadership, Seagull Industries has become one of the outstanding social service agencies in Florida.
“Fred’s vision and his energy have been key to the growth of Seagull into a vibrant and well-respected organization,” Barnard said. “We offer vocational training, residential care, job placement, and a middle/high charter school, Seagull Academy for Independent Living. His capacity to organize and lead was inspirational to our staff members, our board of directors and leaders in our community. I speak for the entire board in thanking him for almost three decades of dedicated service, and his passion and commitment to our clients and our organization. We wish him, his wife Judy, their children Daniel and Karin, and their families the very best.”
Linda Moore, Seagull’s assistant executive director, will serve as interim executive director until Eisinger’s successor is named.