Richard D. Field, of New Canaan, has been elected to the board of directors of the Parkinson's Disease Foundation.

Field is co-founder of Lending Tree LLC, an online lending marketplace. A private investor, he heads his own company, Richard D. Field Associates. In a career spanning more than 35 years, he has had senior positions at the Bank of New York Company Inc., Chase and Citigroup. He is a member of several corporate boards in the finance industry.

"I look forward to working with PDF to advance its goals of revealing causes, advancing therapies and ultimately, ending Parkinson's," Field said.

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PDF President Robin Elliott said Field brings "impressive skills and a wealth of knowledge that will advance PDF's mission to improve the lives and futures of people touched by Parkinson's disease."