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FPRI Elects Marina Kats and Mark Kronenberg to Board of Trustees

  • June 22, 2012

FPRI Elects Marina Kats and Mark Kronenberg to Board of Trustees

  • June 22, 2012

The Foreign Policy Research Institute announces the election of two Trustees: Marina Kats and Mark E. Kronenberg.

Marina Kats is a founding partner of the law firm, Kats, van der Veen & Associates–a litigation firm with offices in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York. Born and raised in Kiev, Ukraine, Ms. Kats moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1979, where she went on to receive her BA, JD, and LLM from Temple University. She has lectured at Temple University, for various other schools, and for the New Jersey State Bar Association. Aside from her pursuits in the law, Ms. Kats is also a successful businesswoman, who is the general managing partner of a number of real estate ventures and commercial projects. She is the principal owner of a financial services company that provides funding and financial services for independent businesses and joint ventures. Moreover, Kats is also actively involved with a number of charitable and civic organizations. She is currently the President of the Russian-American Chamber of Commerce, and has been selected to the Board of Trustees of Albert Einstein Hospital, as a Board Member for the Einstein Society, and to the Advisory Board to the President of Temple University.

Mark E. Kronenberg is vice president, International Business Development for Boeing Defense, Space & Security (BDS). Kronenberg is responsible for leading international marketing and sales, strategic industrial programs and strategy development initiatives for BDS and is the interface with the Boeing International team. Kronenberg began his career at McDonnell Douglas in April 1988, working in the Legislative Liaison office until 1993, and then International Operations until 1998, when he was named deputy to the vice president for International Operations and managed government relations activities in support of commercial and military programs in the Washington, D.C., office. Prior to joining McDonnell Douglas, Kronenberg served as legislative director to U.S. Rep. Beverly Byron (D-Md.) from 1983 to 1988, and as a legislative assistant to U.S. Rep. Earl Hutto (D-Fla.) from 1980 to 1983. He is on the Advisory Board of the Washington, D.C., chapter of New Leaders for New Schools, a national organization that focuses on ensuring high academic achievement for every student by attracting and preparing outstanding leaders and supporting the performance of the urban schools they lead. Kronenberg received his B.A. from Temple University in 1978, and his M.A. in public administration from American University in 1980.

Founded in 1955, the Foreign Policy Research Institute is a Philadelphia-based think tank embracing history, geography, and culture to illuminate contemporary international affairs and to inform its recommendations for policies that advance the national interest. Unique among the think tanks, it sponsors the History Institute for Teachers, a nationally recognized professional development program for high school teachers that enjoys participation by faculty from over 600 schools in 46 states. FPRI’s weekly E-Notes are circulated to readers in over 85 countries.

FPRI’s Board is chaired by Robert L. Freedman (Of Counsel, Dechert LLP); its three vice-chairs are Dr. John M. Templeton, Jr. (President, Templeton Foundation), the Hon. Dov S. Zakheim (former Undersecretary of Defense), and Samuel J. Savitz (former Chairman of The Savitz Organization).

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