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United States Holocaust Memorial Council (Board of Trustees)


The United States Holocaust Memorial Council was established by Congress in 1980 to lead the nation in commemorating the Holocaust and to raise private funds for and build the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Once the Museum opened in 1993, the Council became the governing board of trustees of the Museum, an independent establishment of the United States government operating as a public-private partnership that receives some federal funding to support operations of the Museum building.    

The Council, which meets twice a year, consists of 55 members appointed by the president, as well as five members each from the Senate and House of Representatives and three ex-officio members from the Departments of Education, Interior, and State. Presidential appointments serve for a five-year term; 11 members’ terms expire each year.

Because of the large size of the Council, its work is done primarily through the committee structure. The Executive Committee, which acts on behalf of the Council in between Council meetings, meets four times a year.

United States Holocaust Memorial Council

As of January 4, 2023

Stuart E. Eizenstat, Chairman, Chevy Chase, MD
Allan M. Holt, Vice Chairman, Washington, DC
Sara J. Bloomfield, Director, Washington, DC

Adam E. Beren, Wichita, KS
Tom A. Bernstein, New York, NY
Adam S. Boehler, Nashville, TN
Joshua B. Bolten, Washington, DC
Sonia M. Breslow, Scottsdale, AZ
Jonathan W. Burkan, Harrison, NY
Benjamin L. Cardin, MD**
Andrew M. Cohn, Scottsdale, AZ
Sam M. Devinki, Kansas City, MO
Helene “Haiki” Feldman, New York, NY
Loren R. Flaum, Rochester, NY
Ari Fleischer, Pound Ridge, NY
Abraham H. Foxman, Bergenfield, NJ
Meryl Frank, Highland Park, NJ
Ellen Germain, US Department of State***
Andrew H. Giuliani, New York, NY
Michael S. Glassner, Mendham, NJ
Judith Gold, Chicago, IL
Mark Goldfeder, Atlanta, GA
Mendel Goldstein, San Diego, CA
Richard A. Grenell, Manhattan Beach, CA
Jeremy Halpern, Livingston, NJ
Daniel Huff, Sharon, MA
David Kustoff, TN*
Marsha Z. Laufer, Manalapan, FL
Murray J. Laulicht, Bal Harbour, FL
Sam Lauter, San Francisco, CA 
Susan G. Levine, Paradise Valley, AZ
Alan D. Listhaus, Allentown, PA
Howard M. Lorber, Miami Beach, FL
Nicholas F. Luna, Miami Lakes, FL
Adele Malpass, Washington, DC
Sigal Pearl Mandelker, New York, NY
David M. Marchick, Washington, DC
Frederick R. Marcus, Atlanta, GA
John T. McNabb II, Highlands Ranch, CO
Eli Henry Miller, Washington, DC
Jeffrey Miller, Austin, TX
Max L. Miller, Rocky River, OH
Martin Oliner, Lawrence, NY
Jeffrey Peck, Annapolis, MD
Leah Pisar, New York, NY
Jimmy Resnick, Miami Beach, FL
Curtis D. Robinson, Plantsville, CT
Jacky Rosen, NV**
Philip H. Rosenfelt, US Department of Education***
Marco Rubio, FL**
Bernard Sanders, VT**
Brad Schneider, IL*
Betty Pantirer Schwartz, Livingston, NJ
Tim Scott, SC**
Irvin N. Shapell, Anna Maria, FL
Mark A. Siegel, Rehoboth Beach, DE
Jared Smith, Los Angeles, CA
Susan K. Stern, New York, NY
William H. Stern, Columbia, SC
Howard D. Unger, Briarcliff Manor, NY
Mitchell Webber, Rockville, MD
Ronald N. Weiser, Ann Arbor, MI
Bradley D. Wine, Bethesda, MD
Jay Winik, Chevy Chase, MD
Fred S. Zeidman, Houston, TX

General Counsel, Gerard Leval
Secretary of the Council, Jessica Viggiano 

Members of the Council are presidentially appointed unless otherwise noted:
* US House of Representatives
** US Senate
*** Ex-officio

Former Chairs

Howard M. Lorber 2017–2022
Tom A. Bernstein 2010–2017
Fred S. Zeidman 2002–2010
Irving Greenberg 2000–2002
Miles Lerman+ 1993–2000
Harvey M. Meyerhoff 1987–1993
Elie Wiesel+ 1980–1986

Former Vice Chairs

Joshua B. Bolten 2010–2015
Joel M. Geiderman 2005–2010
Ruth B. Mandel+ 1993–2005
William J. Lowenberg+ 1986–1993
Mark E. Talisman+ 1980–1986

+ Deceased