CARNEGIE, Pa. – The Hill Group, Inc. is pleased to announce that Chris Brussalis, President and CEO of the firm, was appointed to the National Board of Trustees for the ALS Association. The ALS Association is the world leader in the fight to treat, cure, and raise awareness about amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), the disease that took Lou Gehrig’s life and then his name.
“I am very eager to begin my work with The ALS Association and to continue honoring the legacy of Lou Gehrig,” said Brussalis.“ As a board member of Phi Delta Theta International Fraternity, I share a connection to The ALS Association through Lou Gehrig, who was a member of our Fraternity’s chapter at Columbia University. The fight against ALS is not just a priority for our Phi Delta Theta family, it’s personal.”
At any given time, 30,000 Americans are fighting ALS, a progressive neurodegenerative disease. Lou Gehrig brought international attention to ALS when he abruptly retired from the New York Yankees in 1939 after his diagnosis with the disease.
Established in 1985, The ALS Association is the only non-profit organization fighting Lou Gehrig’s Disease on every front. By leading the way in global research, providing assistance for people with ALS through a nationwide network of chapters, coordinating multidisciplinary care through certified clinical care centers, and fostering government partnerships, The Association builds hope and enhances quality of life while aggressively searching for new treatments and a cure.
Brussalis has served as President and CEO of The Hill Group, Inc. since 1996 and is Adjunct Professor of Management and Policy at the Heinz College of Carnegie Mellon University. The Hill Group, Inc., a national management consulting firm founded in 1953, is a premier provider of management counsel, specializing in strategy, operations, and measurement. The Hill Group serves a wide range of private and public sector clients, including large corporations, institutions, nonprofits, and governments.