Museum of the American Revolution Names Three New Members to the Board of DirectorsNovember 11, 2013
PHILADELPHIA – November 11, 2013 – At its September 10, 2013 meeting, the Board of Directors of the Museum of the American Revolution elected Lewis Katz, Director of the Katz Foundation, and Bennett P. Lomax, President and CEO of The Lomax Companies, as new members of the Board. Governor Edward G. Rendell, former Governor of Pennsylvania and Mayor of Philadelphia, was elected earlier this year.
“These new Board members will further our mission to engage a broad public in the understanding of the American Revolution and its ongoing legacy,” said H.F. “Gerry” Lenfest, Chairman.
Lewis Katz is director of the Katz Foundation, which supports a variety of charitable, educational and medical causes. Mr. Katz is a founding partner of and serves as counsel to the law firm Katz, Ettin & Levine in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. He is a current shareholder of the Nets, the New York Yankees, and the YES Network. In April 2012, Mr. Katz and a group of local investors established Interstate General Media and purchased Philadelphia Media Network, which owns The Philadelphia Inquirer, the Philadelphia Daily News, and Philly.com.
Bennett P. Lomax is the President and CEO of The Lomax Companies, LP, a private investment firm focused on venture capital and real estate. His responsibilities include leading the corporate finance and development activities of the various Lomax portfolio companies. Mr. Lomax also serves as the CEO of LEVAS Communications, LP, a media holding company. Mr. Lomax serves on the board of several businesses, including Prime Image Delaware, Inc., StoneRidge Investment Partners, and PHL Local Gaming LLC. He serves on the Temple Law Schools Board of Visitors and George School Board of Trustees.
Governor Edward G. Rendell served as Governor of Pennsylvania (2003-2011) and Mayor of Philadelphia (1992-2000). He is currently a news analyst for NBC and Special Counsel to Ballard Spahr LLP. Mr. Rendell continues to champion several issues, such as alternative energy and government efficiency, by serving as a consultant or board member to Own Energy, Element Partners, Ocean Thermal Energy, Governing Sourcing Solutions, Public Financial Management, and Greenhill Advisors; and addressing the need to invest in American infrastructure projects by serving as Co-Chair of Building America’s Future, alongside Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Arnold Schwarzenegger.
About The Museum of the American Revolution:
The Museum of the American Revolution will tell the complete story of the American Revolution using its distinguished collection of objects, artifacts, artwork, and manuscripts. Permanent and special exhibition galleries, theaters, and large-scale tableaux will bring to life the original “greatest generation,” and engage people in the history and continuing relevance of the American Revolution. Construction is now underway for the new Museum that is being built steps away from Independence Hall, Carpenter’s Hall, Franklin Court, and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier of the Revolution. It will serve as a portal to the nation’s many Revolutionary sites, sparking interest, providing context and encouraging explorations that begin at the Museum’s doorstep. The Museum is a private, non-profit organization. For more information, visit www.AmRevMuseum.org or call toll free, 877-740-1776.