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Parkinsonís Disease Foundation Announces Appointment of New Board Members

Richard D. FieldNew York, NY – The Parkinson’s Disease Foundation® (PDF®) is pleased to announce the election of two new members of its Board of Directors: Richard D. Field, a leader in the financial services industry and Gregory H. Romero, a vice president at a leading global brokerage firm. The appointments were announced following a meeting of PDF’s Board of Directors on October 24.

Mr. Field, of New Canaan, CT and Hobe Sound, FL, is Co-founder of Lending Tree LLC, an online lending marketplace.  A private investor, he currently heads his own company, Richard D. Field Associates.  In a career spanning more than 35 years, he has held senior positions at The Bank of New York Company Inc., Chase and Citigroup.  He is a member of several corporate boards in the finance industry. 

“I look forward to working with PDF to advance its goals of revealing causes, advancing therapies and ultimately, ending Parkinson’s.” said Mr. Field.

Mr. Romero, of Tuxedo Park, NY, is a Vice President at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management (MSWM).  Having more than 10 years of experience at Morgan Stanley, he currently serves in the Risk Management organization’s Global Products Group and previously held product development and internal consulting roles.  He received his MBA from New York University Leonard N. Stern School of Business.  Mr. Romero has been active with PDF for several years, primarily through leadership of fundraising events that engage young professionals.  

“My father’s experience with parkinsonism taught me that the disease is truly a family affair.  Working with PDF, I am eager to involve the family members like myself whose passion can accelerate our progress towards the cure,” said Mr. Romero.

PDF President Robin Elliott added, “Mr. Field and Mr. Romero both bring impressive skills and a wealth of knowledge that will advance PDF’s mission to improve the lives and futures of people touched by Parkinson’s disease.”

For a complete list of PDF’s Board of Directors, visit www.pdf.org/bod.

About Parkinson’s Disease 
Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurological disorder that affects nearly one million people in the US.  Although promising research is being conducted, there is currently no cure for Parkinson’s.

About the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation
The Parkinson's Disease Foundation® (PDF®) is a leading national presence in Parkinson's disease research, education and public advocacy.  We are working for the nearly one million people in the US who live with Parkinson's disease by funding promising scientific research while supporting people living with Parkinson's disease through educational programs and services.  Since its founding in 1957, PDF has dedicated $100 million to fund the work of leading scientists throughout the world and $42 million to support education and advocacy programs.

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Source Date: Nov 20 2013