The FHM adds prominent community leaders to Board of Directors
June 29, 2017 [St. Petersburg, FL] – The Florida Holocaust Museum (The FHM) elects two new members to the Museum’s Board of Directors, Alexandra Band and David Pearlman.
Alexandra Band is Senior Vice President and Head of Corporate Development at Raymond James Financial. Notably, Band spearheaded the $1.2 billion acquisition and integration of Morgan Keegan. In 2016, the acquisition of Deutsche Bank’s private client group, Alex. Brown, and the 165 year-old Canadian private client firm 3Mac’s. Other acquisitions activities have been in Insurance and Asset Management. Band has 20 years of experience in capital markets, including debt and equity financing, mergers and acquisitions, and private equity. She began her career in leveraged finance and mergers and acquisitions at BT Alex Brown, ran hi-tech acquisitions and integrations for Lucent Technologies and subsequently managed direct investment in financial technology companies at Bank of America in the United States and Asia.
“I am delighted and honored to be able to contribute to the continued success of The Florida Holocaust Museum. I am the granddaughter of two Survivors from Czechoslovakia. I feel a sense of urgency that the flame of memory not be gradually diminished by the passage of time. In a free society, the memory of the Holocaust is a powerful check against social forces that can be fueled by the darker instincts in human nature,” said Band.
David Pearlman is a Financial Advisor at Wells Fargo Advisors. Pearlman has 8 years of experience and has worked as a Financial Advisor for companies such as Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley. Prior to that, he worked in the banking field as a commercial lender for 15 years. Pearlman is very involved in the Tampa Bay community’s nonprofit sector. In addition to joining The Florida Holocaust Museum’s Board and serving as Chair for the Museum’s Legacy of Hope Society, he currently serves as the Chair for Tampa Connection, a leadership development and community service organization as well as the President Elect for Congregation Kol Ami in north Tampa. He has sat on the Board for organizations such as Jewish National Fund and Make A Wish Foundation where he served as Chair in 2013-2014.
“I am honored to become part of this extraordinary Board and amazing Museum. As we approach a time very soon that we will no longer have any living Holocaust Survivors to remind us of the horrors of Nazi Germany, the work of The Florida Holocaust Museum becomes even more important,” said Pearlman. “When I think of some of the challenges our world faces today, the hatred that still exists for those not like us, I am proud to stand with an organization that teaches about all genocides, and hopefully my work as the Chair of the Museum’s Legacy of Hope Society will do its part to ensure this Museum is around for generations to come.”
The FHM’s mission is to honor the memory of millions of men, women and children who suffered or died in the Holocaust and to teach members of all races and cultures the inherent worth and dignity of human life in order to prevent future genocides.
The Florida Holocaust Museum slate of Board Officers for 2017-2018 is listed below.
Amanda Saft, Board Chair
Rachael Worthington, Esq., Vice Chair Development
Helen Levine, Ph.D., Vice Chair Outreach
Robin K. Warren, Vice Chair Governance
Michael A. Igel, Esq., Secretary
Jonathan Stein, Treasurer
About The Florida Holocaust Museum
2017 marks a monumental milestone for The Florida Holocaust Museum (The FHM) as the Museum celebrates its 25th Anniversary. One of the largest Holocaust museums in the country, and one of three nationally accredited Holocaust museums, The FHM honors the memory of millions of men, women and children who suffered of died in the Holocaust. The FHM is dedicated to teaching members of all races and cultures the inherent worth and dignity of human life in order to prevent future genocides. For additional information, please visit www.TheFHM.org.