Atlanta Jewish Times owner and Publisher Michael A. Morris is one of 13 people named to the board of trustees of the National World War II Museum on Aug. 8.
Morris is the only new member of the 60-person board from Georgia. About half the new members are from Louisiana — the museum is in New Orleans — and one, London resident Andre Villeneuve, is the first trustee from outside the United States.
Villeneuve, a French Legion of Honor recipient, is the chairman of ICE Benchmark Administration.
“Our board of trustees is composed of a strong group of proven leaders who truly support the museum’s mission to take visitors inside the story of the war that changed the world,” said James A. Courter, the chairman of the board. “I know that Andre’s level of experience, along with the experience of all the newly elected trustees, will bring insightful perspectives to our board and to our great museum.”
Former New Jersey Gov. Christine Todd Whitman also is one of the new trustees.
The World War II Museum is about a block from the St. Charles Avenue circle that until recently was home to a statue of Robert E. Lee and about two blocks from the site of the Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience, due to open in 2019.