May 7, 2003
PRESIDENT BUSH APPOINTS NEW MEMBERS TO UNITED STATES HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL COUNCIL
WASHINGTON, D.C. — President George W. Bush has named three new members to the United States Holocaust Memorial Council, the governing body of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. The President appointed seven new Council members in March, and two more appointments are expected soon.
“We are fortunate to have such an experienced and dedicated group of leaders joining us at this critical time in the institution’s history,” said Fred S. Zeidman, Chairman, United States Holocaust Memorial Council. “I look forward to working with them as we celebrate our first decade of accomplishments and embark on ambitious new initiatives that will shape the next 10 years.”
Presidentially appointed Council members, whose five-year terms expire in January 2008, are:
Howard L. Ganek, New York, NY/Palm Beach, FL, is a Managing Director and Senior Portfolio Manager of Neuberger Berman, LLC. A U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum Founder, he currently serves as Chairman of the institution’s Investment Committee, Co-Chairman of its New York Regional Cabinet, and is a member of the Finance and Development Committees. He serves on the Boards of the Educational Alliance and The Parker Jewish Geriatric Hospital (both UJA Federations, NY agencies). Mr. Ganek is also an Overseer of the Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY, and a Trustee of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.
Phyllis G. Heideman, Bethesda, MD, is the non-attorney Managing Partner of Heideman Nudelman & Kalik, PC in Washington, DC. She currently serves on the Board of Governors of the Republican Jewish Coalition, as Chair of the Board of Licensure at the Greater Washington Board of Jewish Education, is National Co-Chair of Israel@55, Co-Founder of The Israel Forever Foundation, and a Trustee of the B’nai B’rith World Center in Jerusalem. She has also served on the Boards of B’nai B’rith International, Israel Bonds Women’s Division, and as Chair of the B’nai B’rith Klutznick National Jewish Museum in Washington, D.C.
Harlan D. Hockenberg, Des Moines, IA, is a Partner at Sullivan & Ward, PC. He is Chairman of the Greater Des Moines Metro Forum and Grassley Committee, Inc. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Smoother Sailing Foundation and the Board of Governors of the Republican Jewish Coalition, and is a member of the Des Moines Jewish Community Relations Commission and the Executive Committee of AIPAC. Mr. Hockenberg is serving the remainder of a five-year term expiring in January 2006.
Created by a unanimous act of Congress, the Museum is America’s national institution for Holocaust education and remembrance. A unique public-private partnership, the Museum brings the history and lessons of the Holocaust to Americans from all walks of life through educational outreach, teacher training, traveling exhibitions, and scholarship. Since its dedication in April 1993, the Museum has welcomed more than 19 million visitors, including nearly 6 million children. The Council consists of 55 Presidential appointees in addition to 10 Congressional representatives and three ex-officio members from the departments of Education, Interior and State. For information on the Museum’s 10th Anniversary activities, visit www.ushmm.org.