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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Pearl Named Director of Information Technology

HARTFORD, Conn. The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Connecticut Chapter has named Laurie M. Pearl director of information systems.

"Ms. Pearl is an excellent addition to our team," said Cheryl Donati, Connecticut Chapter executive vice president. "Her experience and skills will enable the chapter to stand ready as the digital age continues to introduce innovative but challenging technological advances."

Laurie PearlPearl, a native of Long Island, N.Y., received an Associates degree in Business Office Management from Suffolk Community College located in Long Island, N.Y. in 1985.

Previously, from 1994 to 2007, Pearl served as enterprise applications supervisor for the U.S. Department of Energy at Brookhaven National Laboratory in Upton, N.Y. Her duties included creating and designing an in-house IT helpdesk to meet the laboratory’s customer service level of agreements, developing technical documentation of procedures and processes and cross training staff on supported packages.

Pearl was affiliated from 1993 to 1994 with AIL Systems, Inc., a division of Eaton Industries, located in Deer Park, N.Y.; and Pharmafair, Inc., a division of Bausch and Lomb Pharmaceuticals from 1990 to 1993.

Pearl’s work has resulted in numerous awards and recognitions. In 2000, she received the Brookhaven National Laboratory Spotlight Award in recognition of exceptional job performance. In 2000, she was named Leader of Quality Improvement Team.

"I look forward to moving the chapter forward technologically," said Pearl, who now resides in Middletown, Conn. "The industry is ever-changing. It’s imperative we keep pace."

For more information on the Connecticut Chapter, please visit http://www.ctfightsms.org/. To learn more about multiple sclerosis and its effects, please e-mail programs@ctfightsMS.org.

1/11/08

Karen E. Butler
Vice President of Communications
Connecticut Chapter
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