April 25, 2005
PRESIDENT BUSH APPOINTS 13 MEMBERS TO UNITED STATES HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL COUNCIL
WASHINGTON, D.C. — President George W. Bush has named 13 prominent Americans to the United States Holocaust Memorial Council, the governing body of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. The Council consists of 55 Presidential appointees, 10 Congressional representatives and three ex-officio members from the departments of Education, Interior and State. The appointments became effective April 15 for five-year terms expiring on January 15, 2010.
“I look forward to working with these outstanding appointees who share my commitment to bringing the lessons of the Holocaust to communities and audiences nationwide,” stated Fred S. Zeidman, Chairman, U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council. “The administration is bringing an exceptionally talented group of individuals into the Museum’s leadership, and I welcome them to the Council.”
Bruce L. Bialosky, Los Angeles, CA, is a CPA and real estate broker. He also publishes a semi-monthly newsletter for business leaders nationwide. He regularly speaks to the media on issues ranging from Israel to economic concerns. (Mr. Bialosky is completing the remainder of a five-year term that will expire on January 15, 2009.)
Marek Jan Chodakiewicz, Washington, D.C., is a Professor of History at the Institute of World Politics and has held positions at several universities in the U.S. An expert in modern European and Russian history, he has published numerous scholarly monographs and documentary collections. His latest work is Between Nazis and Soviets: Occupation Politics in Poland, 1939—1947 (2004).
Itchko Ezratti, Coral Springs, FL, is the founder, owner and President of G.L. Homes of Florida, one of the largest home building companies in the U.S. He serves on the Board of Governors of NOVA University Business School, and supports the YMCA and Jewish Federation in Miami. His philanthropic work benefits educational, cultural and community service organizations.
Marilyn R. Fox, Clayton, MO, is actively involved in numerous national and regional community service organizations. She is Vice-Chair of the United Way’s Board of Directors and a member of its Executive Committee. She is the Past President of the St. Louis Jewish Community Center and serves on its Executive Board. She serves on the Executive Committees of the St. Louis Jewish Federation and St. Louis Variety. She also serves on the Board of the Missouri Historical Society and is a Trustee of the Missouri Botanical Garden.
JoAnne Ginsberg, Washington, D.C., is a Special Assistant on Education for District of Columbia Council Member Kathy Patterson. She is a Board Member of Horizons, a summer camp for underprivileged children in Washington, D.C., and previously served as Project Manager at the District Facilitator Project at the Center for Educational Change.
Constance B. Girard-diCarlo, Philadelphia, PA, retired as the President of ARAMARK Healthcare Support Services in 1999. She has served on the Boards of The Day & Zimmerman Group, Inc., EnergyNorth, Inc., The Multicare Companies, Inc., Widener University, The Franklin Institute, Girl Scouts of Southeastern PA, and United Way of Southeastern PA. She was named as one of Pennsylvania’s Best 50 Women in Business in 1997.
Norman Hascoe, Greenwich, CT, is President and CEO of the investment firm of Hascoe Associates Inc. He has founded several manufacturing companies and holds more than 100 U.S. and foreign patents for components in advanced electronic equipment. He serves on the Visiting Committee of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, is President of the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research at M.I.T.
Marcia McCraw Horwitz, Seattle, WA, is a Senior Associate with The Nathanson Group, a law firm representing health care clients. She is Vice President of the Washington State AIPAC Board and a Past President of the Junior League of Seattle. She serves on the Board of the Western New England College School of Law Alumni Association.
Edward I. Koch, New York, NY, served as Mayor of New York City from1978–1989 and is currently a Partner in the law firm of Bryan Cave LLP. In April 2004, he was appointed by Secretary of State Colin L. Powell as Chairman of the U.S. Delegation to the Conference on Anti-Semitism sponsored by the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe.
Michael I. Lebovitz, Chattanooga, TN, is the Senior Vice President of New Mall Development at CBL & Associates Properties, Inc. He serves on the Boards of the United Jewish Communities, United Israel Appeal and the Chattanooga United Way. He is a member of the Chattanooga Rotary Club and the McCallie School Board of Trustees.
Elena Neuman Lefkowitz, New York, NY, is the Founder of Neuman Films, LLC. Previously she was a Senior Coordinating Producer at Manifold Productions, where she worked on several award-winning PBS documentaries. Prior to her film production career, she was a journalist for Insight Magazine, The Weekly Standard, Forbes Media Critic, The Jerusalem Post, The Forward, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, and other outlets. She performs with the Zamir Chorale, a Jewish choir based in New York.
Steven M. Levy, Greenwich, CT, is the President of Kamber Management Company, LLC. He serves as Vice-Chairman of the Middle East Forum and is a member of the Real Estate Board of New York, Inc. He is the Past President of the UJA Federation of Greenwich, Inc., and the Henry Kaufmann Campgrounds, Inc.
William F. Weld, New York, NY, is a Principal at Leeds Weld & Co., a private equity investment firm, and served as Governor of Massachusetts from 1991–1997. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and of the Americas Society in addition to serving on various public and private corporate boards.
Created by 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 almost 22 million visitors, including more than 7 million children. For more information on the Museum, visit www.ushmm.org.