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President Obama Announces New Appointee to United States Holocaust Memorial Council

WASHINGTON, DC–Today, President Barack Obama announced his intent to appoint Jane Jelenko as a member of the United States Holocaust Memorial Council.

Jane Jelenko is the founding president and a board member of Center Dance Arts, the founding support organization for dance at the Music Center in Los Angeles, California, a position she has held since 2001. She is the author of Portraits in Black and White: Holocaust Survivors of Café Europa, a collection of stories and photographs of Holocaust survivors. 

In 1983, Ms. Jelenko became the first female consulting partner at KPMG. Prior to this, she held various roles at KPMG, including national industry director for the Banking and Finance group and leader of the Banking and Investment Services consulting group. Ms. Jelenko has been a director of Cathay General Bancorp since 2012 and serves on the audit and risk committees. Since 2006, she has served as a trustee of the SunAmerica Series Trust and Seasons Series Trust. She also serves on the boards of the Dizzy Feet Foundation and the Gabriella Foundation. She was a director of Countrywide Bank from 2003 to 2008 and is a former board member of the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Committee, the Music Center of Los Angeles County, the Constitutional Rights Foundation, and KPMG, LLP.  

Ms. Jelenko received an AB in mathematics from Barnard College and an MBA in finance from the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California.

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