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President Obama Announces New Appointees to United States Holocaust Memorial Council

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, President Barack Obama announced his intent to appoint the following individuals as Members, United States Holocaust Memorial Council:

Jordan T. Goodman is the co-Owner and Operator of Casterline|Goodman Gallery, a position he has held since 2012.  He has also served as Owner and Designer at JG Custom Design, a custom furniture design firm, since 2008.  Mr. Goodman co-founded the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Next Generation Associate Board, which engages young adults in the museum’s work through social and educational events.  He serves on the boards of the Covenant Foundation and River North Dance Chicago, and is a trustee of The Washington Institute.  Mr. Goodman received a B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis.

Howard Konar is President of Konar Properties, a position he has held since 1999.  Mr. Konar was previously a partner at Boylan Code LLP from 1989 to 1998.  He serves as a Trustee of Monroe Community College, a board member and past Chair of the Monroe Community College Foundation, and chair of the College’s Holocaust Genocide and Human Rights Project.  He also serves as a Trustee of the Farash Foundation, board chair of Rochester Mangement, Inc., and board member of the Jewish Community Federation of Rochester.  Mr. Konar was appointed to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council in 2008.  Mr. Konar received a B.A. from Cornell University and a J.D. from Fordham University School of Law.