Stuart Schlossman, President
Mr. Schlossman is the founder and President of MS Views and News (MSV&N). Since his diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis in 1998, Stuart has been an active and vocal voice in the MS community. Stuart was previously a Vice President and principal of Mico International Corp., a distributor of industrial parts and supplies to the apparel industry. From 1980 to April 2001, his company activities included responsibility for sales in South Florida and Latin America. Stuart has traveled throughout many regions of Mexico and Central America. He was responsible for sales and upkeep of inventory as well as intricately involved in corporate planning and quality control.
Prior to MSV&N, Stuart was a Chairperson for several years for local National MS Society MS Walks and their annual MS Expo. Additionally he volunteered countless other hours for the South Florida MS Society chapter helping wherever he could for the benefit of the MS patient and caregiver(s).
In order to make information more available, everywhere, Stuart formed, in 2005, what is now known as MS Views & News. In 2008 he formalized plans to turn the organization into one of the premier outlets for MS information and reached out to the community for consultants and directors. The Board of Directors for MS Views & News has been meeting since September of 2008 and gained non-profit (501(C)(3)) status in May 2009. As President, Stuart voluntarily oversees the daily operations of the organization and is the driving force behind its successes.
MS Views and News provides information and education via live seminars and via the internet. The organization currently hosts at least one live educational seminar somewhere in the State of Florida each month. Of Stuart's many plans he hopes to eventually bring MS education programs to other towns or cities in the USA.
In addition to MS Views and News, Stuart is the creator and editor for Stu's Views and MS news, a weekly distributed MS related e-newsletter. Since the inception of MS Views and News, the website and/or e-newsletters are read by thousands of recipients each month. As of Oct 2011 his e-newsletter is finding it's way to e-recipients in (88) Countries. Quite an accomplishment.
Stuart is married with 2 children and 3 grandchildren. Besides running MS Views & News, and his other involvement in the MS community, he enjoys watching professional golf, baseball, football and ice hockey. He also enjoys reading and writing.
Stuart, who is a workaholic, has learned to moderate his days in order to be able to work on his causes and still maintain his health. Stuart finds that his work for the MS community actually helps him to keep distracted of his own disease progression.
His passion is to bring awareness of MS news to the afftected community and spread that news throughout the world.
To many, Stuart when attending functions is simply known as that guy from Stu's Views & MS News.
From Stuart, many have heard him say that he was once an Arrogant, abrasive, obnoxious, salesman. And now he says "He is just an arrogant, abrasive, obnoxious, Humanitarian"!
He is humble in his role but will continue to make himself known in the MS community, simply because also as an MS patient, he feels he knows just a little bit more, of what the patients want to read, see, hear and learn.
updated Feb 2012