Howard Friedman

Co-Chair of the 2014 General Assembly

Howard E. Friedman, from Baltimore, is a founding partner of Lanx Management LLC, a hedge “fund of funds.” He was the co-founder, publisher and CEO of Watermark Press, Inc. from 1986-1998, when it was sold to Cendent Corp.

From 2006-2010, Friedman served as president and then as chairman of the board of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). In 2007 and in 2009, Washington Life Magazine listed him as one of the 100 most powerful people in Washington.  

From 2010-2012, Friedman was the president of the American Israel Educational Foundation, the charitable arm of AIPAC. He is currently the chair of the board of The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore, after having been chair of their Annual Campaign. 

Friedman has also served as president of the Baltimore Jewish Council, and as president of JTA: The Global Jewish News Service. In addition, he is a member of a number of boards, among them the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Talmudical Academy and the Simon Wiesenthal Center.

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