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Congratulations to Society Volunteer of the Year Dick Knutson

December 9, 2013

Dick Knutson, COO of the Minneapolis law firm Larkin Hoffman, Daly & Lindgren, Ltd., is a dedicated leader in the MS movement, serving on the Upper Midwest Chapter Board of Trustees (formerly Minnesota) for more than 17 years and on the National Board of Directors since 2008.

Dick’s leadership spans two decades in numerous roles, locally, regionally and Society-wide, and he always keeps people with multiple sclerosis at the center of each conversation and decision. At the chapter level, Dick has filled many significant leadership roles, including board chair, treasurer, governance committee chair and finance committee chair, and he currently serves on the executive, finance and audit committees. In addition, he provides on-the-ground support throughout the year, from working the registration table at Walk MS, to supporting Bike MS cyclists, to speaking at recognition events.

Dick is recognized nationwide for his leadership in the Midwest Region, where he has worked to build stronger chapters, successfully leading two historic realignments, which required skill and diplomacy and resulted in stronger units with stronger leadership and better services to people with MS. Dick serves on the National Board of Directors and contributes significantly as a member of the chapter relations, finance and insurance committees. His national involvement has also included service on the nomination and compensation committees, the region formation advisory work group, as well as chair of the national program expense policy review committee. 

What sets Dick Knutson apart is the amazing depth of his involvement with the Society. His commitment is an inspiration to others. His positive attitude, ability to motivate others, generosity and passion for our mission are qualities recognized as the Society’s Volunteer of the Year.

 

 

 

About the Upper Midwest Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society

The Upper Midwest Chapter works to improve the quality of life for people affected by MS in Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and several counties in western Wisconsin and Nebraska, and raises funds for critical MS research. Join the Movement toward a world free of MS.

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.

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