Dean Munger, recently retired from General Motors where he was the Executive Director of Labor Relations, has served on the Board of Trustees for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s Michigan Chapter since 2003 and as the Chapter Chair since 2008.
Dean's connection to MS is through his wife Mary who has had MS for over 20 years. Dean and Mary have been married for 41 years and together they have four daughters and five grandchildren.
As the Chair of the Michigan Chapter Board, he has been instrumental in creating a new culture of accountability, requiring every member to “step out of his or her comfort zone” to assist the Chapter in new, more meaningful ways.
Dean also serves in many leadership volunteer roles for the Society – locally, regionally and nationally. He is currently the Chair of the Midwest Regional Volunteer Leadership Council and serves on the National Board of Directors Nominating Committee. He is a member of the National Volunteer Leadership Council, serves on the Opportunity Fund Committee, a member of the National Program Expense Policy Review Committee and the Certification Standards Task Force. And, he is the newest member of the NOW Cabinet.
What sets Dean apart is the amazing depth of his involvement with the Society. His commitment is an inspiration. His positive attitude, ability to motivate others, generosity, and passion for our mission are qualities recognized in Dean Munger, the 2012 Volunteer of the Year.