JDRF, the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research, announced the appointment of Ted Rudich as a new JDRF South Gulf Coast Chapter board member. Board members provide volunteer guidance to the chapter and the local T1D community, playing a vital role in executing fundraising, leadership and advocacy activities to benefit local families and the 1.25 million Americans who live with this autoimmune disease.
“We want to thank Ted for his dedication to supporting JDRF and are delighted to welcome him to the South Gulf Coast JDRF Chapter,” said Kathy Cleeland, executive director of JDRF’s South Gulf Coast Chapter. “We’re confident that Ted’s skills will provide the strengths needed to help advance JDRF’s goals of improving the lives of families and individuals living with type 1 diabetes as we strive to unlock the science for a cure.”
Rudich is as an executive vice president at Flightdocs, an aviation software company located in Bonita Springs where his responsibilities include business development and creating strategic partnerships in the maintenance tracking space. Previously he held executive positions at Fidelity Investments, Affiliated Computer Services and Morgan Stanley. Rudich and his family recently moved to Southwest Florida. His youngest son was recently diagnosed with T1D.
T1D can strike both children and adults at any age. About 40,000 people are diagnosed each year in the U.S. It comes on suddenly, causes dependence on injected or pumped insulin for life, and carries the constant threat of devastating complications such as kidney, nerve or eye disease. JDRF is committed to advancing life-changing breakthroughs from development to the marketplace and into the hands of people with T1D.