On Dec. 30, 2010 CommCore Consulting Group CEO, Andrew Gilman, will ring the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) Closing Bell along with FAAN’s (the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network) CEO Julia Bradsher, FAAN Ambassador Who Cares Chef Ming Tsai, and members of the food allergy community. Gilman currently serves as Board Chair for FAAN. In addition to this position, Andy has been a longtime member and volunteer of FAAN, helping with Communications Training, Media Training for FAAN Walk Chairs and staff, as well as crisis planning.
FAAN is especially important to Andy since his son Sam has severe food allergies. “Being part of FAAN is as rewarding as any assignment in my career,” Gilman said. “Until there’s a cure, it’s vital that FAAN helps educate the public about food allergies and how to prevent life-threatening allergic reactions to food.”
“Andy’s leadership, long-term dedication to FAAN, willingness to share his professional expertise, and personal connection to food allergies, helps FAAN continue to be the leading non-profit dedicated to food allergies,” said Julia Bradsher, FAAN’s CEO. “It’s an honor for FAAN to ring the NYSE Closing Bell, and we are so glad that Andy will be there to ring the bell with us as we spread awareness about potentially life-threatening food allergies.”
During the week of 27- 31, several NYSE Opening and Closing Bells will recognize charitable and non-profit organizations’ initiatives during this holiday season. FAAN was selected as one of the charities to participate.
Founded in 1991, FAAN is the world leader in information, resources, and programs for food allergy, a potentially life-threatening medical condition that afflicts approximately 12 million Americans, or one out of every 25. A nonprofit organization based in Fairfax, Va., FAAN is dedicated to increasing public awareness of food allergy and its consequences, to educating people about the condition, and to advancing research on behalf of all those affected by it. FAAN provides information and educational resources about food allergy to patients, their families, schools, health professionals, pharmaceutical companies, the food industry, and government officials. For more information, please visit FAAN at www.foodallergy.org.
About CommCore Consulting Group
CommCore Consulting Group is a privately held specialty communications firm serving businesses, government agencies, and non-profit organizations around the world. The company specializes in strategic and tactical communications development and implementation across all industry sectors, organizational crisis planning and response, executive media and presentation training, message development, and staff internal communications skills development. CommCore is led by its president and CEO, Andrew D. Gilman – a lawyer, award-winning journalist, and co-author of the best-selling book Get To The Point. CommCore is headquartered in Washington, D.C., and has offices in New York City and Los Angeles. More information about the company is available at www.commcoreconsulng.com.