In the past three years the bulk of my Jewish Communal activity has been centered around the Jewish Telegraphic Agency (The JTA). I have been on that board for over ten years and am presently the President of the Board. The JTA is the pre-eminent news source of the North American diaspora as well as Israel and the world wide diaspora. The JTA is a high quality news source that presents the totality of “Jewish news” without the bias of any one political or religious point on the spectrum. In addition I am involved with the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago in various projects related to its agencies. 33 year career in executive roles in commercial and consumer banking. Currently sit of the board of trustees Columbia Acorn Wanger Mutual Fund. Also active in Chicago Public Radio, WBEZ as chairman emeritus. Founding member of Aitz Hayim. Past President of The Standard Club of Chicago. Wife Pauline. Three children Jessica, 26. Brett 24 and Olivia 16.