Hoffman Named 2008 MS Corporate Achiever
WINDSOR, Conn. The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Connecticut Chapter has named Lee D. Hoffman, member of the firm Pullman & Comley LLC, a 2008 MS Corporate Achiever — one of only 12 leaders within the Hartford region to be so named.
A resident of Windsor, Conn., Hoffman received his Bachelor of Arts degree in environmental science and political science from Tulane University in New Orleans in 1991 and his Juris Doctorate from George Washington University in Washington, D.C., in 1994. He went on to receive his master’s in environmental law from George Washington University in 1996. Hoffman has been a member of Pullman & Comley LLC, 90 State House Square in Hartford, Conn., since 2003.
“I have seen first-hand the effects multiple sclerosis can have on those who are afflicted with this disease, as well as the effects on the people they love,” says Hoffman. “We need to do more to ensure the early diagnosis and treatment of MS, not just to treat the symptoms, but to find a real cure for this disease.”
Hoffman is listed in the International Who’s Who of Environmental Lawyers and Chambers USA America’s Leading Lawyers to Businesses, and was named as a 40 Under Forty winner by the Hartford Business Journal. He is involved in many professional and volunteer activities including the American and Connecticut Bar Associations, the Connecticut General Assembly’s Brownfield’s Task Force and the Lawyers Collaborative for Diversity. He volunteers as a member of the town of Windsor’s Commission on Aging and the Handicapped, and is the secretary of Windsor’s Redevelopment Agency. He is also an adjunct professor at the University of Connecticut School of Law.
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. Hoffman is truly an effective leader within Pullman & Comley LLC, 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 Windsor 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/.