Heuser Hearing Institute welcomes new chief executive officer

Attorney Brett Bachmann brings unique skills and expertise to HHI

Heuser Hearing Institute (HHI) is pleased to welcome Brett Bachmann as its new chief executive officer. Bachmann replaces Mona McCubbin, who served as executive director and retired in May after 22 years. Bachmann is an attorney with a focus on disability law. He co-founded and has overseen the expansion of the Louisville International Film Festival for the past seven years. Bachmann also served as founder and CEO of The International Commission of Peace (ICOP), a non-profit organization that provides alternative dispute resolution training to war-torn countries. While living in California, he was executive director of Activities Recreation & Care (ARC), an organization that assists adults and children with developmental disabilities. He oversaw the expansion of the ARC’s residential program, modernized the communication and computer systems and managed daily operations.

“Brett was attracted to Heuser because of the all-around completeness of what is offered – education, treatment and research. He has a tremendous amount of experience in dealing with adults and children with special needs which will give him an understanding of the people we help. We were also very impressed with his passion and enthusiasm for the Institute and Louisville. He understands the mission of the board in wanting to continue the growth of the organization into a nationally recognized regional center of excellence,” said Brad Broecker, HHI board president.

Bachmann holds a degree in psychology from San Diego State University, a Juris Doctorate from Pepperdine University School of Law, and Master of Laws from The Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at The Pepperdine School of Law. He also holds certification from The Geoffrey H. Palmer Center for Entrepreneurship and the Law.