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Montinieri Named 2008 MS Corporate Achiever 

WETHERSFIELD, Conn. The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Connecticut Chapter has named Paul Montinieri, owner of Kelly Container, a 2008 MS Corporate Achiever one of only 12 leaders within the Hartford region to be so named.

Montinieri, PaulA resident of Wethersfield, Conn., Montinieri received his Bachelor of Arts degree in business from Saint Michael’s College in Colchester, Vt., in 1980 and his master's in student personnel administration from the University of Vermont in Burlington, Vt., in 1982. His academic accomplishments also include advanced work at the University of Maryland College Park in College Park, Md. Montinieri has owned Kelly Container, 911 South St. in Suffield, Conn., for eight years.

“Multiple sclerosis is an expanding affliction across the nation that requires continued commitment from corporate sponsors in order to find a cure for this potentially debilitating disease,” says Montinieri.

Montinieri is the deputy mayor and tourism commissioner in the town of Wethersfield and previously served as the vice chair of economic development. In 2004 his business, Kelly Container, was named one of the top 15 fastest growing businesses in greater Hartford by the Hartford Business Journal.

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.

“Mr. Montinieri is truly an effective leader within his company and throughout his community,” said Lisa Gerrol, Connecticut Chapter president and chief professional officer. “He is committed to raising funds in the fight against MS and devoted to elevating life within the Hartford region, his hometown of Wethersfield 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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