President Biden Appoints Alex Heckler to the United States Holocaust Memorial Council

By: LSN Partners on May 17, 2023

President Biden has appointed LSN Partner’s Founder and Managing Partner, Alex Heckler, to the Holocaust Memorial Council. This appointment underscores the President’s commitment to education, remembrance, and the hopeful prevention of future atrocities.

According to the Press Release, “The United States Holocaust Memorial Council was established by Congress in 1980 to lead the nation in commemorating the Holocaust and to raise private funds for and build the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Once the Museum opened in 1993, the Council became the governing board of trustees of the Museum…”

In his position on the Council, Alex will contribute to shaping initiatives that promote awareness, combat Holocaust denial, support survivors and their descendants, and ensure the Museum remains a destination that people from all across the country visit.

The White House Press Release described Alex as

“a dedicated attorney, entrepreneur, and philanthropist committed to making a positive impact on society through his work and charitable endeavors…Heckler has spent decades helping clients excel and improve local communities and states across the nation. Heckler is a longtime Democratic Party activist, fundraiser, and strategist. He holds leadership roles in several national and local political, professional, and charitable organizations, including Beyond Differences, a California-based non-profit that aims to promote inclusivity and reduce social isolation among young people through student-led initiatives. Heckler is also a proud member of the Young President’s Organization, Americas Gateway Chapter. Heckler is steadfast in combating anti-Semitism and takes great pride in his Jewish heritage. He supports pro-Israel and Zionist organizations and actively champions Jewish education, culture, and community-building initiatives…”

When asked about his appointment, Heckler said, “It is an honor and a privilege. I am grateful to have been appointed to this position.” The Council’s goal is to foster empathy, understanding, and a commitment to human rights, thereby ensuring that the lessons of the Holocaust resonate for generations to come. 

To read the Press release, click here.