Harold Gershowitz  

Harold Gershowitz

Successful Businessman, Essayist, and Novelist
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Hal Gershowitz began writing historical fiction on weekends while he was a senior officer of a large international public company, Waste Management, Inc. Writing on weekends and vacations he completed “Remember This Dream,” which was published by Bantam Books, and which received the 1989 Award for Fiction by the Chicago-based Friends of Literature, and made the Chicago Tribune best sellers list.

In 2013 he completed “Heirs of Eden, which was published at Amazon’s CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform.  Its sequel “The Eden Legacy” was published last year.

Hal Gershowitz began writing historical fiction on weekends while he was a senior officer of a large international public company, Waste Management, Inc. Writing on weekends and vacations he completed “Remember This Dream,” which was published by Bantam Books, and which received the 1989 Award for Fiction by the Chicago-based Friends of Literature, and made the Chicago Tribune best sellers list.

In 2013 he completed “Heirs of Eden, which was published at Amazon’s CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform.  Its sequel “The Eden Legacy” was published last year.

Hal, is the former Senior VP of Waste Management Inc. and founder and Chairman of New Century Information Services and New Century Ventures, LLC.

Hal also co-authors the weekly, “Of Thee I Sing 1776” public affairs essays, which present commentary on the major issues of the day.  

Presidents George H.W. Bush and William Jefferson Clinton both appointed Hal to the governing council of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., where he served on the Executive Committee and as Chairman of the Museum's National Development Committee, as well as a founding member of the Museum's Committee on Conscience.  

Hal has also served as Chairman of the Midwest Regional Board of the Anti-Defamation League as well as a member of the League’s national executive committee, and he is a recipient of ADL’s Lifetime Achievement Award. 

Hal served as Trustee and, for five years, as President of Chicago’s Goodman Theater. He has also served as a Trustee of Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art and of the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago.

Today, Hal serves on the Board of Directors, and is vice president and treasurer, of the Barbara Sinatra Center for Abused Children in Palm Desert, California, and is a Trustee and executive committee member of the McCallum Theatre. He also previously served as Chairman of the McCallum Theatre Institute, which is the arm of the McCallum that brings performing and aesthetic art education to the public schools of the Coachella Valley.

Hal was the founding Chairman of the National Capital Tay-Sachs and Allied Diseases Foundation, which, working with Johns Hopkins University, established the nation’s first mass screening for this invariably fatal genetic disease.  Hal also served on the Committee of Visitors of the University of Chicago Medical Center.

Hal is a 1960 graduate of University of Maryland in Business and Public Administration, and in 2012 he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Humane Letters from Catholic Theological Union, the largest Catholic graduate school of theology in North America.

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