The National WWII Museum today announced that Henry Swieca, a New York based investor and philanthropist had been appointed to the Board of Directors of America's National WWII Museum.
May 19, 2014 (Newswire.com) - The National WWII Museum today announced that Henry Swieca, a New York based investor and philanthropist had been appointed to the Board of Directors of America's National WWII Museum. The board of the organization is responsible for overseeing the museum's strategic direction.
The National WWII Museum's is in the midst of a $320 million expansion project which will be completed in 2016, and will quadruple the size of the original Museum, adding state-of-the-art programs and exhibit space, libraries and archives, and collections and conservation space.
Gordon H. Mueller, President of the Museum said, "We are pleased to welcome our good friend and supporter Henry Swieca to our organization's Board of Directors. Since opening in 2000, the museum has been telling the story of the American experience in the war that changed the world — why it was fought, how it was won, and what it means today — so that all generations will understand the price of freedom and be inspired by what they learn. We are so thrilled that someone as passionate as Mr. Swieca is partnering with us in helping to tell that story for years to come."
"As the son of Holocaust survivors, I have a very special connection to World War II and was always grateful to America's vital role during the war. This museum plays a very important role in ensuring that the values America fought for get passed to future generation," said Henry Swieca.
Henry Swieca is a New York based investor and philanthropist who is the founder of Talpion Fund Management, a multi-strategy family office. Mr. Swieca is a 35 year veteran of the investment management industry and is a co-founder of Highbridge Capital Management, where he also served as CIO from the firm's inception till its sale to JP Morgan in 2009. He holds a BA from Stony Brook University and an MBA from Columbia Business School, where he serves on the board of overseers. Mr. Swieca is involved in and supports numerous civic and religious organizations in the United States and abroad.
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