Partner at Columbus-Area Financial Firm Appointed to National Kidney Foundation Board of Directors

New York, NY (October 17, 2013) – Michael J. Stevenson of Westerville, Ohio has been appointed to the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) Board of Directors.

Stevenson is a partner at Clarus Partners, a business consulting and accounting firm that specializes in creating competitive advantages for their clients. He is the head of the Business Valuation and Forensic Accounting groups. Stevenson graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Business and a Master of Accountancy (MAc). He is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

"Twenty-six million Americans are living with kidney disease and because kidney disease often has no symptoms, it can go undetected until it is very advanced," says Stevenson. "I didn't know that anything was wrong with my kidneys until they failed and I needed a transplant. Fortunately, my brother was a match and donated one of his kidneys to me nearly 17 years ago. We're both thriving and I'm determined to spread the word about kidney disease so that others can catch kidney disease early."

Stevenson is committed to the Foundation's focus on awareness, prevention and treatment, as well as educating those at risk about the importance of kidney disease early detection and the impact of lifestyle changes on preserving kidney function and preventing further kidney damage.

"Mr. Stevenson's personal experience with kidney failure and his professional background in strategic business consulting offers him a unique vantage point from which he can help the NKF achieve its goals," says Gregory Scott, NKF Board Chairman. "For more than 10 years, Mr. Stevenson has been a board member for the Ohio chapter of the NKF and I am confident that he will be a great champion for our national awareness initiatives."

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