Sunday, July 24, 2016

National Archives Foundation Announces Election of Four Members to Board of Directors

From our friends at the National Archives Foundation...

The National Archives Foundation, the nonprofit partner of the National Archives, is pleased to announce the election of four new members to its Board of Directors: Stephen Frye Gates, Fruzsina Harsanyi, Sharron Hunt, and David E. Weisman.

“We are so pleased to welcome these four outstanding new board members,” said A’Lelia Bundles, Chair and President of the Board. “Each one brings the kind of experience and leadership in serving the nonprofit community that will strengthen our work at the Foundation. We welcome their passion for our mission to promote and support the National Archives and its important exhibitions, public programs, and educational initiatives.”

Stephen Frye Gates currently serves as Senior Counsel at Mayer Brown LLP. Previously he was Senior Vice President and General Counsel of ConocoPhillips, a leading international energy company. Mr. Gates is known for turning one of Charleston's oldest organizations, the Charleston Library Society founded in 1748, into a leading cultural institution. Mr. Gates received a B.A. in economics from Yale and his law and business degrees from Harvard. He currently serves as Chair of the Drayton Hall Preservation Trust, the Lowcountry Land Trust and the Charleston Library Society and serves on the Yale University Library Council.

Dr. Fruzsina Harsanyi is a consultant on public affairs for Harsanyi Consulting LLC. She serves as a visiting scholar at The American University, as the Director of the Global Government Relations Forum and as Senior Advisor to the Interel Group. Earlier in her career, she served as vice president of global public affairs for Tyco International and senior vice president of public affairs and corporate communications for ABB Inc. She has served on several non-profit boards in Washington, D.C., throughout her career including Arena Stage, the Executive Council on Diplomacy, the Bryce Harlow Foundation, the National Foreign Trade Council, and the Public Affairs Council. Dr. Harsanyi received her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in international relations from American University and her Ph.D. in government from American University.

Sharron Hunt is a philanthropist in the Dallas area serving on several non-profit boards including the Dallas Children’s Theater, FC Dallas Foundation, Kansas City Chiefs Art Program, the Winston School, and the Perot Museum in Dallas, Texas. Ms. Hunt has a passion for the arts and leads the art program at Arrowhead Stadium, home of the Kansas City Chiefs. Ms. Hunt holds a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from Flagler College, a Master of Arts in Spanish from Texas A&M University, and she will soon complete a Masters of Liberal Studies in Art History from Southern Methodist University.

David E. Weisman is President, CEO, and co-founder of InSite Wireless Group, LLC. InSite Wireless Group, LLC owns and operates more than 1400 communication towers and sites in 47 states, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Canada and Australia. Mr. Weisman received his law degree from the George Washington University National Law Center with honors, an LLM in taxation from the George Washington University National Law Center, and is a graduate of Brown University. He is a member of the Federal Communications Bar Association, the American Bar Association, and the Board of Directors for the Foundation for International Community Assistance, the Wireless Infrastructure Association, the Poetry Board of the Folger Shakespeare Library and the Parkmont School in Washington, D.C.  Previously he served as vice president & counsel to the Radio Club of America.

About the National Archives Foundation:
The National Archives Foundation is an independent nonprofit that increases public awareness of the National Archives, inspires a deeper appreciation of our country’s heritage, and encourages citizen engagement in our democracy. The Foundation generates financial and creative support for National Archives exhibitions, public programs, and educational initiatives, introducing America’s records to people around the U.S. and the world. Learn more at