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PASADENA, CA, April 11, 2019 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Huntington Medical Research Institutes (HMRI) is pleased to announce the election of Terry Perucca to its Board of Directors. Prior to retiring, Perucca was the President of Banc of America Equity Partners (BAEP) headquartered in Chicago, IL.
"HMRI is so fortunate to have someone with Terry's forty plus years of experience in the financial services industry. We will greatly benefit from Terry's breadth and depth of experience as a business leader and as an experienced board member in the philanthropic community," said Dr. Julia Bradsher, President and CEO of Huntington Medical Research Institutes.
"Since returning to Pasadena to deal with my wife's Alzheimer's I have become familiar with the outstanding work done at HMRI. I am excited to join the Board and to be able to support their excellent research efforts to learn more about these diseases that have impacted so many families," said Terry Perucca.
BAEP was formed in 1996 when Perucca was asked to relocate to Chicago and grow a private equity business where the Bank of America would be the primary limited partner. This move followed the consolidation of Continental Bank, Illinois into the Bank of America.
While in Chicago, Perucca was a Trustee at the Museum of Contemporary Art where he chaired the Finance Committee and was a member of the Executive Committee and was also involved with the Art Institute of Chicago where he sat on the Committee for African Art and Indian Art of the America's.
Perucca began his career at Security Pacific as an Industrial Engineer where he was instrumental in developing and installing the first ATM machines in the mid-1970s.
Born and raised in Burbank, CA, Perucca attended Arizona State University where he earned a B.S. in Business Management. After graduation, he assumed his position with Security Pacific Bank.
Most recently, Perucca joined the Patron Program at the Getty Museum and is a Fellow at the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Gardens, and also serves on the Arts Collection Committee and the Arts Collections Council.
For more information about HMRI and its research programs, please visit www.hmri.org.
Huntington Medical Research Institutes (HMRI), founded in 1952, is an independent, non-profit organization with the mission to improve lives through patient-focused scientific research.
HMRI conducts internationally recognized research in the areas of neuroscience (migraine, Alzheimer's, traumatic brain injury), cardiovascular (heart attack, chronic heart disease), clinical research (hepatitis, liver cancer, colorectal cancer, and pelvic floor disorders), and advanced imaging research.
For more information, please visit www.hmri.org.
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