Soraya Correa: President and CEO

Soraya Correa

Alexandria, VA – Soraya Correa has been appointed as President and CEO of National Industries for the Blind (NIB), the nation’s largest employment resource for people who are blind. Correa brings to this position over 40 years of federal government experience and expertise in procurement, contracting and acquisitions management.

Most recently, she has been Executive Director of the National Contract Management Association (NCMA) Contract Management Institute (CMI), which provides research, studies and analyses to enhance procurement and contracting business practices. Previously, as Chief Procurement Officer for the Department of Homeland Security, Correa designed and implemented initiatives to enhance business operations and mission support provided by more than 1,400 contracting professionals, who processed over 70,000 procurement actions totaling over $25 billion in goods and services each year.

Incorporated in 1938, NIB is the nation’s largest employment resource for people who are blind, and through its network of associated nonprofit agencies, the largest employer of people who are blind in the U.S. NIB creates opportunities for people who are blind to become wage earners and taxpayers, reducing their reliance on government support and increasing engagement in their communities. The organization offers career training and assists employers and employees in developing mutually beneficial workplaces. NIB’s vision is that blindness is not a barrier to employment. For more information about NIB, visit

In 2021, NIB launched a national talent management enterprise known as NSITE. NSITE provides a continuum of employment services that connect employers with talented, dedicated people who are blind or visually impaired, including veterans. For more information about NSITE, visit