Business leader turned addiction advocate, Joseph J. Plumeri, returned to NYSE to ring closing bell and call for an end to addiction | Center on Addiction

Business leader turned addiction advocate, Joseph J. Plumeri, returned to NYSE to ring closing bell and call for an end to addiction

Business leader turned addiction advocate, Joseph J. Plumeri, returned to NYSE to ring closing bell and call for an end to addiction

New York, N.Y., May 22, 2018

Center on Addiction Executive Chair Joseph J. Plumeri rang the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange on Monday to demonstrate leadership in the face of the nation’s unrelenting addiction crisis. The ceremony followed the nonprofit’s announcement that it is building on its legacy of groundbreaking research to become a unifying force to galvanize critical change.

“We are experiencing a catastrophe of epidemic proportions,” said Plumeri. “Our country desperately needs leadership. The time to act is now.”

Addiction is the largest preventable health problem in the U.S. More than 40 million Americans live with addiction – that exceeds the number of people with heart conditions, diabetes or cancer. The disease claims 175 lives each day, devastating family members and loved ones.

“Burying a child is the worst thing that can happen to a parent,” said Plumeri, who tragically lost his own son to addiction ten years ago. He added, “We’re working hard at Center on Addiction so that children live full, addiction-free lives.”

Before assuming the role of Executive Chair at Center on Addiction, Plumeri was an integral part of many well-known financial institutions, serving as chairman and CEO of Willis Group and CEO of Citibank North America. Recently, he has channeled his energy and passion into preventing other families from experiencing his heartbreak.

About Center on Addiction
Center on Addiction is a science-based, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization focused on improving the understanding, prevention and treatment of addiction. Founded in 1992 by former U.S. Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare Joseph A. Califano, Jr., our purpose is to find, promote and enact the necessary solutions to address America’s deadly addiction crisis. For more information, visit www.centeronaddiction.org.

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