Holocaust Museum Houston Adds New Members to Board of Directors

HOUSTON, TX (Aug. 16, 2010) – Michael S. Goldberg, senior trial partner at Baker Botts, L.L.P., will serve a second year as chairman of the Board of Directors of Holocaust Museum Houston, and five new members will join the Board for the Museum’s 2010-2011 fiscal year.

 Michael Goldberg  Tali Blumrosen

 Michael S. Goldberg

 Tali Blumrosen

Goldberg, the son of a Holocaust survivor and a native Houstonian, has served as chair since July 2009, served two years as chair-elect and has served on the Board since July 2005.
Goldberg has extensive trial experience in complex commercial and international arbitration matters. He is chair of the firm's international dispute resolution section. During more than 25 years of practice,
Goldberg has served as lead counsel in litigation matters as diverse as antitrust, banking, bankruptcy, commercial, corporate acquisitions, defamation, discrimination, energy, ERISA, intellectual property, partnership, premises liability, products liability, qui tam and real estate.

Goldberg also has served as general counsel for professional sports teams such as the NBA's Houston Rockets and as a council member of the Council of Legal Opportunities, an organization that works with minority and low-income students to help them prepare for and attend law school. He has been a frequent commentator on international legal issues in articles published by The New York Times, International Herald Tribune, Dow Jones Newswire, Reuters News Service, MarketWatch, Global Arbitration Review, Latin Lawyer and Energy Law360.

The Museum elected Tali Haenosh Blumrosen as its chair-elect. Blumrosen, a long-time volunteer for the Museum and member of the 2nd Generation, is a former publicist who has overseen major media campaigns and special events for clients in the oil, hospitality, retail, sports and communications industries. She sold her own public relations company in 2003. Blumrosen has served on numerous boards including those of Child Advocates, Cattle Barons, the Houston Texas Exes and the Anti-Defamation League Southwest Region. She previously chaired the Museum’s Guardian of the Human Spirit Luncheon. She was on the founding advance team for M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and is presently on the Dress for Success Advisory Board. She is also actively involved with The Emery/Weiner School.

Blumrosen will take over as chairman of the Museum’s Board in 2011 at the conclusion of Goldberg’s term.

Elected as vice chairs of the Board are Gary Markowitz, a Houston investment manager; Gail Klein, a founding member of the Museum’s Board; Butch Mach, vice president of production of Mach Industrial Group; and Mark Mucasey of Mucasey & Associates, Architects. Serving as treasurer will be R. Edwin Allday, who has served as counsel and staff to a wide array of nonprofit enterprises. Barry Mandel, president and park director of Discovery Green, will serve as secretary.

New members of the Board include Jeff Early, president of the South Texas region for Northern Trust; Richard Leibman, chairman of Frosch Travel; the Rev. Dr. Robert G. Moore, senior pastor of Christ the King Lutheran Church; Jerry Rochman, owner and operator of Gulf Coast Bag; and Dr. Paul M. Scott, a past-president of the Houston Ophthalmological Society.

Six former members of the Board will be returning for the 2010-2011 year. They include Markowitz, Debra G. Cohen, Garland Debner Pohl, Eric J. Pulaski, Eileen Reed and Benjamin Warren.

New members of the Museum’s Advisory Board include Andrew Bursten, Steve Finkelman, Soraya McClelland, Michael Morgan, the Hon. Annise Parker, David I. Saperstein, Lester Smith, Ellen Trachtenberg, Haya Varon and Joe Zuber.

Holocaust Museum Houston is dedicated to educating people about the Holocaust, remembering the 6 million Jews and other innocent victims and honoring the survivors' legacy. Using the lessons of the Holocaust and other genocides, the Museum teaches the dangers of hatred, prejudice and apathy.

Holocaust Museum Houston is free and open to the public and is located in Houston’s Museum District at 5401 Caroline St., Houston, TX 77004. For more information about the Museum, call 713-942-8000 or visit www.hmh.org.

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