ST. PETERSBURG – The board of the Florida Holocaust Museum recently elected attorney Nathaniel Doliner of Carlton Fields Jorden Burt as board chair to succeed Marty Borell, who served in the position from 2009 to 2014.
Doliner was chair of the American Bar Association Section of Business Law during 2009-10. He currently serves on the board of directors and as a vice chair of the Florida Council of Economic Education, has served as chairman of the board of MOSI and the Tampa Club, as well as president of the Child Abuse Council (now Champions for Children) and Hillel School of Tampa (now Hillel Academy of Tampa).
Doliner was honored in 2014 with the Cardozo Leadership Award by the Tampa Jewish Federation.
"We're so very thrilled to have Nat back on the board,” said Irene Weiss in a press release. Weiss is a former board chair. “He's a major asset to the museum, and we couldn't be happier or more excited for what's ahead."
Doliner joined FHM's board of directors in 2005 and served for six years, spending most of that time on the executive committee. He then served for several years on the museum's leadership council.
"The board and staff are extremely grateful for the leadership and dedication of the museum's outgoing chair through the most challenging economic period in recent history," said Elizabeth Gelman, FHM executive director. "I feel extremely fortunate to have the opportunity to work with both Marty Borell and Nat Doliner."
During his tenure, Borell led the museum through the implementation of a best practices governance structure, a strategic planning process and the selection and on-boarding of a new executive director. Borell's leadership allowed the Florida Holocaust Museum to become debt-free while elevating its profile. Borell remains as an officer and as the immediate past chair on the board of the Florida Holocaust Museum.
To honor Borell, the museum has established the Martin H. Borell Scholarship Fund to underwrite admission fees to the Florida Holocaust Museum for school classes that might not otherwise be financially able to attend. There will be a celebration in Borell's honor on Saturday, Oct. 25.
The board also announced the election of Rachael Worthington to vice chair, external affairs as well as the re-election of Renee Walter to vice chair, governance; Amanda Saft to vice chair, internal affairs and treasurer; and Ann Piccard to secretary.
Two new members, Anne Michelle Reilly Frey and Janet Rodriguez Rocha, were also elected to the board.
The Florida Holocaust Museum honors the memory of millions of innocent men, women and children who suffered or died in the Holocaust. The museum is dedicated to teaching members of all races and cultures the inherent worth and dignity of human life in order to prevent future genocides.