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SeniorNet Names John F. Deeds Treasurer of Its Board of Directors

Finance Expert Assumes New Responsibilities on Board of Nonprofit Dedicated to Technology Access and Education for Those in Need

WASHINGTON, D.C.  Sept. 24, 2010 – SeniorNet, the world’s leading nonprofit technology educator of older adults and those in need, announced today that it has appointed current board member John F. “Jack” Deeds as the new Treasurer of its Board of Directors.


Possessing over 30 years of experience as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Deeds is Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer of Search for Common Ground, a non-profit that works to transform the way the world deals with conflict.  In his current role at Search for Common Ground, he provides strategic programmatic, finance, technology, and operational leadership to the organization while acting as the liaison to its Board of Directors and its committees.


Prior to that, Deeds also served as the Vice President of Finance, Technology and Administration for the United Way.  An expert in finance and technology, Deeds’ career spans more than two decades leading change in nonprofit organizations.  He was named CFO of the Year by the Greater Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants in 2008.


Deeds was appointed to the SeniorNet Board in April 2010.


“Jack has already proven to be an excellent addition to the SeniorNet Board of Directors,” said Leslie M. Smith, SeniorNet board chairman and IBM Business Development Executive. “With his many years of financial experience and business leadership, we’re confident that he’s the best choice to take on the crucial role of Board Treasurer.”


About SeniorNet

SeniorNet ( is the world's premier technology trainer and online community for adults over 50 and those in need. Based in Herndon, Virginia and founded in 1986, SeniorNet is a nationwide nonprofit organization with approximately 10,000 members that has taught hundreds of thousands of older adults to use computers and the internet, and has enriched millions of lives through its award-winning website.



SeniorNet is staffed by more than 3,000 volunteers and has nearly 75 locally run Learning Centers in the United States.  SeniorNet offers both offline and online training to a population that was originally neglected in the information revolution. With sponsorship by major corporations and foundations, government agencies, private and public donations, and a backbone of individual members and contributors, SeniorNet continues to grow and offer new opportunities to those touched by its mission.




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