In October, Progress Center welcomed Gary Arnold as the organization’s new Program Director. 


Dear PCIL Families, Friends, & Supporters,

On behalf of the Progress Center for Independent Living’s Board of Directors and Executive Committee, it is with great pleasure that I announce to you that Gary Arnold has been selected as the new Program Director at Progress Center for Independent Living. Gary is currently the Public Affairs Manager at Access Living in Chicago; he is also the President of Little People of America, Inc. 

We all knew that replacing someone of Rebecca Thompson’s dedication and experience would be difficult.  But we believe that the energy and background that Gary brings to PCIL will ensure the continued success and vitality of our programs. It has been an arduous process, which could not have been accomplished without the dedication and hard work of our staff.

Thanks to all of you for your continued support. Feel free to share this information, and be sure to pass it on to anyone inadvertently left off this email. Please join me in welcoming Gary to Progress Center when he comes on board in mid-October.

Best Regards,

Horacio Esparza

Executive Director