Holocaust Museum Houston Names New Public Relations Director

HOUSTON, TX (April 25, 2005) - Ira D. Perry has been named director of marketing and public relations for Holocaust Museum Houston, an education center and memorial dedicated to promoting awareness of the dangers of prejudice, hatred, and violence against the backdrop of the Holocaust, which claimed the lives of millions of Jews and other innocent victims during World War II.

Perry will be responsible for public relations, advertising and marketing activities of the Museum, including promoting awareness of its offerings, enhancing its image and attracting visitors to the facility and its programs.

Perry previously served as vice president of communications for the Greater Houston Partnership and as managing editor for NACE International, a nonprofit engineering professional group based in Katy, Texas. He served two years as executive director of the international Society of Professional Journalists and served several years on the national boards of directors of the Society and the Sigma Delta Chi Foundation. He served two terms as president of the Society's Houston Professional Chapter and is a former chairman of Texas Media: A First Amendment and Freedom of Information Coalition.

A longtime resident of Houston, Perry spent almost nine years in management positions with the now-defunct Houston Post. He is the recipient of more than 80 local, state, national and international journalism awards.

Perry received a bachelor's degree in journalism from Texas Tech University and was selected as its Outstanding Mass Communications Alumnus in May 1990. He is a member of the Public Relations Society of America, the Press Club of Houston, the International Association of Business Communicators, the Business Marketing Association and the Society of Professional Journalists.

Holocaust Museum Houston is an education center and living memorial dedicated to teaching the dangers of hate, prejudice and apathy against the backdrop of the Holocaust by fostering remembrance and education. The museum's Morgan Family Center is free and open to the public every day and is located in Houston's Museum District at 5401 Caroline St.

Media Contact
For media inquiries, please contact:
Director, Marketing & Public Relations
Tel: (713) 942-8000, ext. 103
E-mail: news@hmh.org

Our Public Relations team is eager to assist you in coverage of activities at Holocaust Museum Houston.

All requests for interviews or on-site photography or videography by members of the media must be coordinated in advance through our Public Relations office by calling 713-942-8000, ext. 103 or e-mailing news@hmh.org.

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Holocaust Museum Houston is an accredited member of the American Alliance of Museums.

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Museum Hours:

Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.

Museum Admission:

$12 for adults
$8 for active-duty military and AARP members
Free for children, students and college-level students with valid ID
Free admission on Sundays

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