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
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.