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Lena Capasso Named 2008 MS Corporate Achiever

HAMDEN, Conn. - The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Connecticut Chapter has named Lena Capasso, a former litigator at Howd & Ludorf, LLC, a 2008 MS Corporate Achiever — one of only 18 leaders within the New Haven region to be recognized.

A resident of Hamden, Conn., Capasso received her Bachelor of Arts degree in international relations and political science in 1996 from the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wis., and her Juris Doctorate cum laude in 2002 from Suffolk University Law School in Boston. Capasso worked for the Connecticut Superior Court as a legal research clerk in 2002 and 2003, then worked as a litigator for Howd & Ludorf, LLC in Hartford. Currently, she is a stay-at-home mother who takes care of her 10-month-old son.

“Multiple sclerosis is a serious disease that affects people I care about,” says Capasso. “I am very committed to helping find a cure for this debilitating disease and want others to realize the importance of continued scientific research.”

Capasso received the Jurisprudence Award in Contracts while in law school. She is a volunteer at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Capasso has also volunteered at Planned Parenthood in Chicago and the Lyric Opera of Chicago.
Established by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Connecticut Chapter in 2000, MS Corporate Achievers is a recognition program honoring some of Connecticut’s most influential leaders while at the same time raising critically needed funds to ensure ongoing scientific research and the continuation of vital programs and services offered by the chapter to the more than 6,000 Connecticut residents diagnosed with MS. Honorees are nominated by their peers and selected by an advisory council board for making outstanding contributions to business, civic and cultural enrichment.

Through participation, honorees join an elite leadership network sharing a commitment to making Connecticut a better place in which to live. Since 2000 honorees have raised nearly $550,000 to help end the devastating effects of multiple sclerosis.

“Ms. Capasso is truly an effective leader throughout her community,” said Lisa Gerrol, Connecticut Chapter president and chief professional officer. “She is committed to raising funds in the fight against MS and devoted to elevating life within the New Haven region, her hometown of Hamden and the state.”

To nominate a candidate for MS Corporate Achievers 2009, please contact Kara Preston, associate vice president of development, at 860-714-2300, ext. 233 or kpreston@ctfightsMS.org. To learn more about MS and its effects, please visit http://www.ctfightsms.org/.

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Phone: 860.714.2300, ext. 249


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