As for Corey’s dad, Mark Gershenson is owner and CEO of ARCH Design, which specializes in integrated design solutions for interior environments. It’s also an example of an employer inspiring other employers about the benefits of hiring employees with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Mark brought his spirit of advocacy with him when he became the owner, telling us, “One of the primary reasons I purchased ARCH Design was to put adults with disabilities to work in a light manufacturing setting.”
Mark also told us about how his hiring policy has transformed the culture and values at ARCH. He feels this is because the employees with disabilities bring out the best in everyone. They’re also fully supported by their co-workers, who value their hard work and devotion.
Thank you Mark for sharing your and Corey’s story. And for being an Xtraordinary Employer yourself!
And way to go Corey! You’re an inspiration to us all, keep up the good work!
And finally, thank you to McKnight Place Senior Living, ARCH Design, and Mercy Hospital – St. Louis, for embracing inclusive hiring practices and recognizing the untapped potential of people living with disabilities.