Colorado-Wyoming Chapter Announces Wyoming Community Engagement Manager
April 18, 2014
DENVER – Stacy Richardson has joined the staff of the Colorado-Wyoming Chapter, National MS Society and will serve as the Community Engagement Manager for Wyoming. Based out of the Chapter’s Cheyenne office, Richardson will build relationships that engage community members throughout Wyoming to increase awareness of MS and access to resources, and grow support of the Society’s mission.
The University of Wyoming graduate previously worked for PepsiCo, Inc. for 12 years in Dallas Texas, most recently as a National Account Sales Manager for the Foodservice division.
“Stacy brings extensive experience in marketing, customer service and building strategic alliances, which are ideal assets for strengthening connections throughout Wyoming that will benefit more than 1,500 people affected by MS in the state,” said Chapter President Carrie Nolan.
“In serving the MS community, the vast geographic expanse of Wyoming can be a challenge. We are continually seeking ways to raise awareness of this disease, connect people affected by MS with needed programs and resources, and generate the crucial community support and involvement that will take us closer to a world free of MS. Stacy’s position will be instrumental in achieving these goals,” Nolan added.
“I’m looking forward to my new role,” said Richardson. “Community engagement is key within Wyoming. Bringing together communities and strengthening support throughout our great state will help us to connect and serve the people of Wyoming, and bring us closer to finding a cure,” Richardson added.
The Chapter holds signature Walk MS and Bike MS events annually to raise awareness and funds that support programs, services and promising research. Wyoming 2014 Walk MS events continue April 26 with Walk MS Cheyenne.
For more information on MS, upcoming events and volunteer opportunities, visit www.cureMSco-wy.org.
About Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple sclerosis, an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system, interrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are moving us closer to a world free of MS. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with at least two to three times more women than men being diagnosed with the disease. MS affects more than 2.3 million people worldwide.