William Frost Elected JTA President
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William Frost Elected JTA President

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Martin Fox, outgoing president and chairman of the nominating committee of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, announced that William Frost of New York City has been elected president of JTA. Frost succeeds Fox who has been president since 1979. The announcement by Fox came at the annual meeting of the JTA Board of Directors.

Frost, a graduate of Harvard College, Yale Law School and the Harvard Graduate School of Public Administration, is an attorney and is president of the Lucius Littauer Foundation. Born in Larchmont, New York, Frost is currently Honorary Curator of Judaica of the Harvard University Library, chairman of the Board of Directors of the New York Heart Association, trustee of Radcliffe College and a member of the Public Health Council of the State of New York.

Frost, formerly a Foreign Service Officer of the U.S. State Department in Yugoslavia, Austria and Germany, is a director of both P.E.F. Israel Endowment Funds and the Istel Fund, and is a trustee of the Society for the Advancement of Judaism. Frost’s father, the late Charles Frost, was a long-time director of JTA.


Fox also announced the election of three new directors. They are: Marshall Brachman of Fort Worth; Norman Lipoff of Miami; and Alan Marcuvitz of Milwaukee. Mark Seal, a native of Montreal, was appointed executive vice president.

Brachman is president and founder of Computerized Business Systems, Inc., president of Brachman Oil vice president of Marco Chemical Company, all of Fort Worth. He received an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin. He is a regional chairman and vice president of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), vice president of the Jewish Federation of Forth Worth, and is a member of the Board of Directors of both the JWB and the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee. He is also active in numerous local charities and civic groups.

Lipoff, an attorney, is a partner in the Miami law firm of Greenburg, Traurig, Hoffman, Lipoff, Rosen and Quentel. He is a graduate of the University of Florida and New York University. He is a national vice chairman of the United Jewish Appeal, a member of the executive committee and Board of Directors of the Council of Jewish Federations, chairman of the CJF Endowment Development Division and a member of the Board of Governors of the Jewish Agency and Tel Aviv University. Lipoff is a past president of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation and a former chairman of the Combined Jewish Appeal of Miami.

Marcuvitz, an attorney, is a partner in the Milwaukee law firm of Peregrine, Marcuvitz and Peltin. He is a graduate of Brown University and Marquette University Law School. He is a national vice president of the CJF and chairs the CJF Communications Committee. He is a vice president of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation and an officer of the Jewish Community Foundation of Milwaukee.

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