Franz Named 2008 MS Corporate Achiever
MADISON, Conn. — The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Connecticut Chapter has named Peter Franz, founder and president of Response Marketing, a 2008 MS Corporate Achiever — one of only 18 leaders within the New Haven region to be so named.
A resident of Madison, Conn., Franz received his Bachelor of Arts degree in American studies at Hobart College in Geneva, N.Y., in 1989 and his masters in business administration at the University of New Haven, New Haven, Conn., in 1999. Franz has been president of Response Marketing, 100 Crown St. New Haven, Conn., since its establishment in 2003.
“It is an honor to be part of the Connecticut Chapter of the National MS Society and to be a part of such a rewarding endeavor,” says Franz. “I’m continuously inspired by the tireless dedication and unwavering determination of this organization and those who are affected by multiple sclerosis. For me to try and duplicate the integrity and fearless nature of those with MS is impossible. However, through our joined efforts, we can provide the MS community with hope, as well as financial support, that a cure is in our reach.”
Franz is a member of the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce board of directors, the Boys & Girls Club of New Haven board of directors and serves as chair for the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce sports council. In 2007 Business New Haven recognized Franz as one of Connecticut’s top five marketing/creative professionals.
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. Franz is truly an effective leader 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 New Haven region, his hometown of Madison 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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