February 01, 2020
Museum of the American Revolution Names Christopher B. Cowie, Zachary J. Pack, and William M. Raveis, Jr. as New Board Members
The Museum of the American Revolution today announced the election of Christopher B. Cowie, Zachary J. Pack, and William M. Raveis, Jr. as the newest members of the Museum’s Board of Directors.
“As the Museum’s new Board Chairman, I am honored to serve with such exceptionally talented individuals,” said Morris W. Offit, Chairman of the Museum’s Board of Directors. “Chris, Zack, and Bill bring wide-ranging experience and expertise and I look forward to their contributions as we look ahead to the 250th anniversary of our nation’s founding in 2026 and beyond.”
Christopher B. Cowie was born in New York and grew up in Wilton, CT. He graduated from Allegheny College with a BA in History. He began his career in magazine publishing for two financial publications, Pensions & Investments and Institutional Investor. Cowie later became a Founding Partner of Silchester International Investors, headquartered in London, where he specialized in marketing and client services and headed the U.S. operation. Cowie retired in 2017. He now lives in Palm Beach, FL.
Zachary J. Pack is a Managing Director of BlackRock’s Institutional Client Business with a focus on building partnerships across the firm’s $185 billion Alternatives business. In addition, Pack serves as a Senior Director on the board of the W. P. Carey Foundation, a family foundation focused on providing support for educational institutions including the University of Pennsylvania Carey School Of Law and the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School. Prior to joining BlackRock, he was a Director at Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. He began his career as a member of the Investments Group at W. P. Carey, a leading global REIT. Pack earned a BA from Johns Hopkins University and an MBA from Columbia Business School.
William M. Raveis, Jr. is the Chairman and CEO of William Raveis Real Estate, based in Shelton, CT. He founded the firm in 1974. Today, William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance is the No. 1 family-owned real estate company in the Northeast and the No. 8 real estate company in the country. Raveis and his wife Candace have been consistent supporters of the Museum. They underwrote the First Oval Office Project in Naples in February 2019, as well as summer 2019 installation of the replica tent at New-York Historical Society. They have committed to underwriting the costs of taking both the replica of Washington’s tent and his dining tent to Nantucket in August 2020 in partnership with the Nantucket Historical Society. The Raveises started the Ride + Walk and have raised more than $4 million for the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation.
About Museum of the American Revolution
The Museum of the American Revolution uncovers and shares compelling stories about the diverse people and complex events that sparked America’s ongoing experiment in liberty, equality, and self-government. Through the Museum’s unmatched collection, immersive galleries, powerful theater experiences, and interactive elements, visitors gain a deeper appreciation for how this nation came to be and feel inspired to consider their role in ensuring that the promise of the American Revolution endures. Located just steps away from Independence Hall, the Museum serves as a portal to the region’s many Revolutionary sites, sparking interest, providing context, and encouraging exploration. The Museum, which opened on April 19, 2017, is a private, non-profit, and non-partisan organization. For more information, visit www.AmRevMuseum.org or call 877.740.1776.