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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 Michèle Taylor as a member of the United States Holocaust Memorial Council.

Michèle Taylor has served since 2004 as a member of the board of directors of the North Carolina Outward Bound School, where she is also chair of the governance committee and immediate past secretary. She volunteers as a lead instructor and course director for the school.

She is a member of the southeast regional board of directors of the Anti-Defamation League and of the board of directors of Atlanta’s Midtown Improvement District. She is also a member of the American Jewish Committee’s Atlanta Black-Jewish Coalition. She is an advisor to Atlanta’s mayor, Kasim Reed, and served as co-chair of his 2013 re-election campaign. Previously, she served on the board of Congregation Or Hadash, the Georgia Network to End Sexual Assault, and Ahavath Achim Synagogue. Ms. Taylor received a BA from Mills College and an MA from Boston University.

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