Former Compaq Computer Corporate Executive Joins National Kidney Foundation Board of Directors

(NEW YORK, NY)—January 30, 2012 — Kevin Longino of Greenwich, Connecticut has been appointed to the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) Board of Directors.

Currently a consultant to small businesses and technology companies and a private dealer of contemporary photography, Longino previously held multiple senior management positions during his 13 year tenure at Compaq Computer Corporation. Longino received his Masters in Business Administration (MBA) as well as his undergraduate degree in Marketing from Louisiana Tech University.

"More than 26 million Americans have chronic kidney disease (CKD) and over 90,000 Americans are currently awaiting a kidney transplant," says Longino. "While I was fortunate to have received a kidney transplant, there is clearly much more to be done. My personal experience with end stage kidney failure has raised my awareness of the great need for early detection, donor support and research. I hope to repay my own gift of life by helping the NKF achieve its goals.” Longino is committed to supporting the Foundation’s organ donation and prevention education initiatives.

“Mr. Longino’s established professional success coupled with his personal experience with kidney disease make him an ideal representative of the NKF and its mission” says Ed Walter, NKF Board Chairman. “He’s already demonstrated his deep commitment to the cause. As a patient volunteer, Longino urged Congressman Jim Himes (CT-04) to join the Congressional Kidney Congress and to co-sponsor legislation that has significantly improved the lives of kidney failure patients across the country.”

The National Kidney Foundation is dedicated to preventing and treating kidney and urinary tract disease, improving the health and well-being of individuals and families affected by these diseases and increasing awareness of all organs for transplantation. For more information visit www.kidney.org