The National Business & Disability Council (NBDC) at The Viscardi Center offers its corporate partners access to a diverse, experienced team of professionals – all of whom are people with disabilities.
- Scott Wright, Manager
- Michael J. McGowan, Corporate Services Specialist
Michael J. McGowan is the Corporate Services Specialist for the National Business & Disability Council (NBDC) at The Viscardi Center. McGowan joined NBDC in 1998, and has continually taken on increased responsibilities since that time to assure that private and public sector employers have the information and technical assistance needed to meet their goals in marketing to, recruiting, hiring, employing, accommodating, retaining, and promoting individuals with disabilities.
McGowan manages the Emerging Leaders Summer Internship Program for College and Graduate Students with Disabilities. He attends College Career Fairs throughout the year, as well maintains an extensive database of college recruiters and advisors. He is also responsible for soliciting companies to participate in the program, and in that capacity he interviews intern candidate and prepares them for interviews with the participating companies. He also oversees internal participation on departmental projects, and assists the participating by providing support in choosing the most appropriate student intern candidates.
In addition, McGowan is responsible for responding to employer inquiries about a litany of issues relating to disability in the workplace. He also provides informational support for seminars and training programs, and other duties that may be required for efficient, effective delivery of services to NBDC’s corporate partners.
His experience includes providing technical assistance to support employers and individuals with disabilities through the Employer Assistance and Resource Network (EARN), which is a service of the National Employer Policy, Research and Technical Assistance Center on the Employment of People with Disabilities, funded by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy.
He has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Queens College, NY and an Associate’s degree in Business Administration from Phoenix University Online. He resides in Queens, NY with his wife.