Joel Koral and his wife Marci, have been involved with fund raising for the Desmoid Tumor Research Foundation since its inception in Sept 2005. Due to Joel’s very close relationship with Steve and Marlene Portnoy, he shared their frustrations over the lack of information that was available when Steve was initially diagnosed with a Desmoid tumor.
Joel graduated from Albany State University in 1979 with a BS degree in accounting. Since 1983 he has been a Financial Representative with Northwestern Mutual. Joel has received his Chartered Life Underwriter ( CLU) designation along with the Chartered Financial Consultant designation ( ChFC).He is a licensed Financial Representative and has passed the series 6, 7 and series 63 exams. He has consistently been a sales leader with Northwestern Mutual. Joel also consults with over 200 small business owners in the New York New Jersey and Connecticut area helping them with their group benefits for their employees.
Over the past 15 years, Joel has worked with numerous non-profit organizations helping them with their fund raising and capital campaign efforts Joel has served on the board and executive board of various community and non-profit organizations.
Joel and his wife currently reside in Suffern, New York and they have 2 sons, Neal and Michael.