Sep 04, 2013
Contributed by Caitlin Shaffer
PLANTSVILLE, Conn. – The National MS Society, Connecticut Chapter, has named Kenneth W. Gronbach, president of KGC Direct, LLC, keynote speaker for this year’s Connecticut Executive Choice Awards. The dinner event takes place on Tuesday, Sept. 17, at the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville.
Gronbach, a graduate of California State University at Long Beach, now heads up KGC Direct, LLC, a consumer and retail advertising agency that he launched in the 1980s.
An internationally renowned demographer, he has been able to forecast societal, commercial, economic, cultural, and political phenomena with uncanny accuracy. Using these skills, he helped one of his clients, a fashion apparel retailer, grow from $10 million in annual sales to more than $400 million a year.
Gronbach is the author of multiple books, one of which is currently a best-seller: “The Age Curve: How to Profit from the Coming Demographic Storm.” He has also written “Common Census, The Counter-Intuitive Guide to Generational Marketing,” which was released in 2005, and “Decades of Differences, Making it Work,” a comprehensive guide to coping with three generations in the workforce. He has just completed a new book, “Demography is Destiny, The Incredible Power of People.” It is expected to be released in early 2014.
Gronbach shares his research and insights as a public speaker. Traveling across the country, his messages are accented with patriotism, as he believes the “United States is the best nation on earth, and that the country’s best days are ahead.”
The Connecticut Executive Choice Awards event recognizes and honors exceptional professionals in Connecticut who have made contributions to the business, civic, or cultural betterment of our community.
The dinner event, hosted by Jeff Stoecker, anchor with NBC Connecticut, will take place Tuesday, Sept. 17, at the Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville. The cocktail reception starts at 6 p.m., and the dinner and program will begin at 6:45 p.m.
More than 6,000 Connecticut residents live with multiple sclerosis, a potentially debilitating disease for which there is no cure. Funds raised by the chapter through events, such as the Connecticut Executive Choice Awards, fund scientific research and provide for the continuation of vital programs and services offered by the National MS Society, Connecticut Chapter to people in Connecticut diagnosed with MS.
The Aqua Turf Club is located at 556 Mulberry Street in Plantsville. For tickets or sponsorship opportunities, please contact Meg Staubley at 860.913.2550, ext. 52524, or email@example.com.
To learn more about multiple sclerosis and the many ways to get involved, please visit www.ctfightsMS.org.
Caitlin Shaffer, of Simsbury, is a sophomore at Bowdoin College, located in Brunswick, Maine. Shaffer is volunteering with the Communications Department of the National MS Society, Connecticut Chapter.