Smithtown, N.Y.  (July 8, 2019) – The Guide Dog Foundation and its sister organization, America’s VetDogs, are pleased to announce the election of Joe Campolo, of Stony Brook, NY, to serve on their national boards of directors. The boards provide counsel and oversight to advance the organizations’ mission to provide guide and service dogs and training – free of charge – to people who are blind or have low vision, and to those who have served our country honorably.

Campolo, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, is Managing Partner of Campolo, Middleton & McCormick, LLP, a premier Long Island based law firm. Under Joe’s leadership, the firm has grown from two lawyers to a robust and highly respected team of over 30 lawyers servicing clients in a wide range of practice areas – and continues to grow – with a deep commitment to the Long Island community. “Caring for our veterans when they return home is paramount. The business community stands by its veterans, and I’m honored to help lead that charge as a member of the Board of Directors to make sure that all returning veterans receive the proper care that they need, and to make sure they understand how indebted we are to them.”

“I have known and worked with Joe Campolo for many years,” said John Miller, president and CEO of the Guide Dog Foundation and America’s VetDogs.  “He has a great business mind, an unmatched work ethic and a philanthropic heart. Every serious national charity in America would be honored to have him on their side. We are proud he has joined the Guide Dog Foundation & America’s VetDogs team.”

The Guide Dog Foundation and America’s VetDogs boards of directors comprise volunteer leaders from the medical, business, academic, and military and veteran communities. Members of the board of directors set strategic direction and policy, and help raise awareness of the organizations’ services.