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Hudson Institute Board of Trustees Elects Sarah May Stern as Chairman

Hudson Institute

WASHINGTON Following a vote by the Hudson Institute Board of Trustees, Vice Chair Sarah May Stern has been elected to serve as Chairman of the Board. Allan R. Tessler, who has served as Chairman since 2007, was elected Chairman Emeritus.

“We look forward to Sarah Stern’s leadership as Chairman,” said Hudson President and CEO Kenneth R. Weinstein. “This is an exciting time at Hudson and all of us know that Sarah will do an extraordinary job moving the Institute forward.”

“Allan Tessler, through his many years at the helm, has been an outstanding Chairman,” added Weinstein. “His important contributions as Chairman Emeritus will continue to be of great value to Hudson.”

Sarah May Stern is a graduate of Yale University and Harvard Business School. After working for several years at Newsweek, she moved to Commentary magazine. There she served as Business Director until 2010, overseeing the magazine’s production, circulation, advertising, budget, and human-resources operations, taking a leading role in its 2007 reorganization as an independent non-profit, and serving on the Commentary board as Treasurer and Secretary.

A trustee of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy and the Main Idea, a residential summer camp for disadvantaged girls in Maine, Stern is a former trustee of the Yale Alumni Fund. She is a past President of the Edgemont Union Free School District in Scarsdale, New York, and is active in a number of community activities. 


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