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Groves Named 2008 MS Corporate Achiever 

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Connecticut Chapter has named Jennifer L. Groves, principal with Updike, Kelly & Spellacy, P.C., a 2008 MS Corporate Achiever — one of only 18 leaders within the New Haven region to be so named.

A resident of New Haven, Conn., Groves received her Bachelor of Arts degree with distinctions from Yale University in New Haven, Conn., in 1995 and her Juris Doctorate degree from Boston College Law School in Newton, Mass., in 1998. Groves has served with Updike, Kelly & Spellacy, P.C., One Century Tower, 265 Church St., New Haven, Conn., for the past 10 years.

 “As professional and civic leaders, I believe it is our duty to help raise awareness for multiple sclerosis,” says Groves. “By spreading awareness, we can help raise funds to ensure ongoing scientific research in the fight against multiple sclerosis.”

Groves is a member of the Connecticut Health Lawyers Association Board of Directors, New Haven Inn of Court, Connecticut Bar Association (Health Law Section) and the New Haven County Bar Association. Groves is also a member of the Junior League of Greater New Haven, an organization of women collaboratively working to help improve, educate and raise funds for the community.

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. Groves 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 New Haven and even 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/.

For More Information
Contact Lisa Cook
Communications Specialist
Phone: 860.714.2300, ext. 249


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