Board of Directors

H. F. (Gerry) Lenfest, Chairman

H.F. (Gerry) Lenfest is the Chairman of Board of Directors. He is a media entrepreneur and philanthropist. After graduating from Columbia Law School in 1958, he practiced law at the New York firm of Davis Polk & Wardwell. In 1965, he became corporate counsel of Walter Annenberg’s Triangle Publications. In 1970, he was made managing director of the company’s communications division. With the purchase of two cable television companies from Triangle, he started Lenfest Communications in 1974. In 2000, he sold his cable television operations to Comcast. Mr. Lenfest serves or has served as chairman of the boards and councils of many non-profit organizations, including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Curtis Institute of Music, and the James Madison Council of the Library of Congress. He is a trustee of Columbia University, a past trustee of Washington & Lee University, and past president of the board of Mercersburg Academy. He served actively for three years in the U.S. Navy and spent 24 years in the Reserves, retiring as captain. He resides in Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania, with his wife, Marguerite. They have three children and four grandchildren.

Michael C. Quinn, President and CEO

In April 2012, Michael Quinn joined the Museum of the American Revolution as President and CEO. Previously, he served as President and CEO of James Madison’s Montpelier in central Virginia. During the twelve years of his tenure, he helped raise over $90 million and carried out initiatives that authentically restored the home of James Madison and its surrounding environment, transformed Montpelier from a private estate into a premier historic home, and established a vibrant educational center that provided over 4,000 teachers, legislators and others with in-depth study programs on American constitutional theory.

Mr. Quinn has been recognized by the Garden Club of America, the Sons of the American Revolution, and other history and civic organizations. He was appointed by the Virginia Governor to serve on the board of the Virginia Tourism Corporation.

Prior to his service at Montpelier, Mr. Quinn served as deputy director at George Washington’s Mount Vernon where he was responsible for on-site interpretation, educational programs, special events, marketing, public relations, and publications. He has also worked in preservation advocacy and as a preservation planner at the state and federal level.

Mr. Quinn received a B.A. from the University of Virginia, an M.A. from Yale University, and a M.B.A from George Mason University. He comes from a Virginia family; his father was a career officer in the U.S. Navy before joining the faculty of the University of Virginia.

Carl M. Buchholz, Vice Chairman

Mr. Buchholz is partner at DLA Piper. He concentrates his practice on government relations and complex commercial litigation. He is experienced in federal and state administrative, regulatory and legislative matters; government contracts; commercial and general litigation; environmental law; insurance; and intellectual property and patent matters. He was special assistant for Homeland Security to George W. Bush from 2001 to 2002. During that time, he also served as transition team chairman for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Mr. Buchholz has been listed in Who’s Who in American Law and Who’s Who in the East. He was co-chair of the Transition Team for Pennsylvania Attorney General Tom Corbett and served as Pennsylvania general counsel for the Bush-Cheney 2000 and 2004 presidential campaigns. Mr. Buchholz served as chairman of the United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania from 2007-2010, and serves as a member of many other boards, including the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, the Philadelphia Orchestra Association, Arthur Ashe Youth Tennis and Education, Philadelphia Academies, Inc., the Committee of Seventy, and the Pennsylvania Business Council.

Adrian R. King, Secretary

Adrian King was appointed First Deputy Attorney General by Pennsylvania Attorney General-Elect Kathleen G. Kane in January 2013. He was previously a partner in the law firm Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP. His practice was concentrated in the areas of general business and corporate law and government relations and regulatory affairs, public-private partnerships, and gaming. In 2003, he served as deputy chief of staff to Pennsylvania Governor Edward G. Rendell, overseeing public safety and homeland security functions. He was also the Governor’s liaison to the Departments of Banking and State, and to the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board. In February 2005, Mr. King was appointed to the Governor’s Cabinet, serving as director of the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency. Mr. King is the recipient of the Pennsylvania Meritorious Service Medal, and the National Guard Association of the United States’ Patrick Henry Award. Mr. King is a graduate of Columbia University and the Temple University School of Law (cum laude).

Thomas N. Pappas, Treasurer

Mr. Pappas was most recently CEO of UnitedHealthcare of Pennsylvania. Prior to holding that position, he was chairman and CEO of TNP Holdings, Inc., which he started in 1999 to provide marketing and management support to companies in a broad range of industries. For more than 15 years, Mr. Pappas was employed at Johnson & Higgins in New York and Philadelphia, prior to its merger with Marsh & McLennan in 1997, and worked on the integration team through 1998 for the merged entity – J&H Marsh & McLennan. Mr. Pappas has spent the majority of his career in Philadelphia and the greater Northeast. An active member of the community, he has been recognized for his contributions to the Philadelphia area. He is a member of the Union League Club of Philadelphia, and served as its president in 1997 and 1998. Mr. Pappas is vice chairman of the board of trustees at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. He received his undergraduate degree from LaSalle University in Philadelphia and a master’s degree from Wharton. He resides in the city.

David Acton

An arbitrator and mediator for the past 25 years, Mr. Acton specializes in the resolution of a wide range of commercial, construction, and international disputes. He previously served as a real estate developer (general manger of Hershey’s Mill for five years) and a corporate executive (secretary and general counsel of Leeds Northrup Company for eight years), as well as an admiralty litigation attorney and a principal of two entrepreneurial ventures. He served for two years as an officer on active sea duty in the U.S. Navy (1955-1957), between attending Yale University (B.S. in English in 1955) and the University of Pennsylvania Law School (J.D. in 1960). Mr. Acton previously served on the board of directors of the Chilton Company, a major publisher of books, manuals, and trade journals before its sale in 1979 to ABC Publishing. He also served for five years on the board of directors of the Merion Cricket Club, for 15 years as the secretary (president) of the Yale Class of 1955, and for nine years on the board of the Alumni Society of the Episcopal Academy.

John B. Adams Jr.

John B. Adams Jr. is President, CEO and director of Bowman Companies, a private real estate holding company in Fredericksburg, Virginia. He is also Chairman of Fauquier Bankshares, Inc., a community bank in Warrenton, Virginia, where he has been a director since 2003. He is also a member of the board of Universal Corporation, headquartered in Richmond, Virginia. Universal, through its subsidiaries and affiliates, is the world's leading leaf tobacco merchant and processor. He is a member of the Audit and Finance Committees. Mr. Adams serves as Chairman of the National Theatre Corporation in Washington, DC and is a former Trustee of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and the Virginia Historical Society. He received his Bachelor of Arts from the Virginia Military Institute and JD from Washington and Lee University School of Law. Mr. Adams is Chairman of the Board of the George C. Marshall Foundation.

Harold Burson

Mr. Burson is founding chairman of Burson-Marsteller, one of the largest public relations agencies in the world. For more than 50 years, Mr. Burson has contributed to the public relations industry and worldwide community as a member and leader of several organizations. He has served as presidential appointee to the Fine Arts Commission, chairman of the National Council on Economic Education, chairman of the USIA Public Relations Advisory Committee, and board member of the World Wildlife Fund. He is founder of the Kennedy Center Corporate Fund, a director of Kennedy Center Productions, Inc., and a trustee and founder of the Fortas Chamber Music Fund. Mr. Burson has received numerous honors and awards, including the Public Relations Society of America Gold Anvil Award, and the Arthur W. Page Society Hall of Fame Award, among many others. He is a World War II veteran with service in France, Belgium, Holland, and Germany. Mr. Burson is currently the author of a blog focused on the ever-changing role of public relations today.

Andrew Card

Andrew Card has diverse experience at the highest levels in government, academia, and industry. Most notably, he served as White House Chief of Staff from 2000-2006, and as Secretary of Transportation from 1992-1993. In 1975 he was elected to the Massachusetts House of Representatives. He previously served as Vice President of Government Relations at GM and CEO of the American Automobile Manufacturers Association. From 2011-2013 he was Acting Dean of the Bush School of Government at Texas A&M University.

Stephen H. Case

Stephen H. Case is the managing director and general counsel at Emerald Development Managers LP. For 28 years, he was a partner in the law firm of Davis Polk & Wardwell. He is a Trustee of Columbia University and is non-executive Chairman of the Board of Motors Liquidation Company (formerly General Motors Corporation). Mr. Case, an authority on bankruptcy law, is a graduate of both Columbia College and Columbia Law School. He has taught at the Georgetown University Law Center.

H. Richard Dietrich III

Mr. Dietrich is president of the Dietrich American Foundation which was established in 1963 to collect and make available to the public historically and aesthetically important examples of American decorative and fine arts, primarily of the 18th century.  The Foundation's collection is on loan to more than 25 museums and historic houses around the country.  Prior to that, Mr. Dietrich has served with organizations such as the American Farmland Trust as vice president of development, the Sierra Club as director of foundation and corporate relations, and Conservation International as manager of corporate partnerships.  As an independent consultant, Mr. Dietrich has worked with the Inter-American Development Bank's Multilateral Investment Fund to help establish an institute to train financial professionals in management of funds geared toward direct equity investments in small and medium sized enterprises in Latin America and the Caribbean.  He served as a consultant to the U.S. Agency for International Development where he conducted research on world social indicators.  He also assisted with the drafting and presentation of a proposal in Spanish for a World Bank judicial reform project in Ecuador.  Earlier in his career, he worked for Senator Claiborne Pell of Rhode Island.  Mr. Dietrich received a B.A. from Wesleyan University and an M.B.A. from Yale School of Management.  He lives in Chevy Chase, Maryland, with his wife, Ginger, and their two young daughters, Olivia and Gardiner.

Beverly (Bo) DuBose III

Mr. DuBose has been in real estate development and construction in Atlanta for the past 40 years. At an early age, through his father and grandfather, he developed a love of history and collecting military artifacts. With his father, he assembled the largest private collection of Civil War military equipment. The exhibit “Turning Point” at the Atlanta History Center is based on this collection. He is a graduate of Washington & Lee University, and served three years in the US Navy after graduation from Naval Officer Candidate School in Newport, RI. He served on the Board of Trustees of Washington & Lee University and is currently serving on the Boards of the Atlanta Historical Society, The Civil War Trust, The Gettysburg Foundation, and The American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar. He is a member of the Society of the Cincinnati and The Company of Military Historians.

Hon. Margaret (Peggy) Pace Duckett

Mrs. Duckett has worked in education, history and museums for 30 years. She served in the TX and MA Departments of Education, produced materials, curriculum guides, and teacher training programs nationwide, and received the Bicentennial Service Award from the State of Pennsylvania. She worked on Boards such as the Society for the Preservation of Landmarks, Guides of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Abraham Lincoln Foundation, James Madison Book Award, and the American Foundation for Urologic Disease. At Independence National Historical Park, she planned, chaired, and directed the Miracle at Philadelphia exhibition, the U.S. Constitutional Convention Bicentennial exhibition, in collaboration with the APS, HSP, and LCP. During the preparation for a permanent National Constitution Center on Independence Mall, she served on its board for many of the formative years as it planned its new building and exhibits. She served as the chair for the launch of Liberty! The American Revolution, a PBS television series. Currently, she is on the Board for the College of Physicians Mutter Museum, ConSource and on the Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts. Appointed by President George H.W. Bush in 1990, Mrs. Duckett served for 13 years with the National Council on the Humanities. Chairing each of the divisions of Public Programs, Education, and Preservation and Access, she holds the record for the longest serving member of the National Council. A Texas native, she lives in Center City Philadelphia. She attended Smith College, the University of Texas (B.A. cum laude), and Tufts University (M.A.).

Ray Halbritter

Ray Halbritter has been Nation Representative of the Oneida Indian Nation since 1975 and Chief Executive Officer of its enterprises since 1990. His accomplishments include achieving federal government recognition of the Nation’s traditional form of government, creating numerous health and social programs for Nation members, constructing new housing, and establishing education and culture programs. Halbritter earned his law degree from Harvard Law School and a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Syracuse University. He served as chairman of the Turning Stone Resort Championship and the Upstate New York Empowerment Fund, the charitable arm of the tournament, which raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for dozens of Central New York charities and civic groups over the history of the tournament. He is a member of the Recording Academy; the National Advisory Council for the American Indian Program at Cornell University; the National Congress of American Indians; and United South and Eastern Tribes.

John Harvey

John Harvey is an inventor/entrepreneur as founder and Chairman of Personalized Media Communications LLC, where he has served as principal inventor of a portfolio of fundamental IP technologies that address the delivery and presentation of media content. Mr. Harvey began his career as a communications expert in the U.S. Navy before moving into the finance sector at Hambros Bank, Pfizer, and ASARCO. Mr. Harvey is presently the Treasurer General of the Society of the Cincinnati, an organization founded in 1783 by the officers of the Continental Army to keep alive the memory of the Revolutionary War. He has served in leadership positions in a number of other significant charities. Mr. Harvey holds a B.A. in History from Yale University, an M.B.A. in Finance from the Wharton School of Business, and a B.Sc. in Economics from the University of London.

Lewis Katz

Lewis Katz is director of the Katz Foundation, which supports a variety of charitable, educational and medical causes. Mr. Katz is a founding partner of and serves as counsel to the law firm Katz, Ettin & Levine in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. He is a current shareholder of the Nets, the New York Yankees, and the YES Network. In April 2012, Mr. Katz and a group of local investors established Interstate General Media and purchased Philadelphia Media Network, which owns The Philadelphia Inquirer, the Philadelphia Daily News, and Philly.com.

Marion T. Lane

Marion Lane is a retired educator and author of Patriots of African Descent in the Revolutionary War, a children’s book about the service of African-Americans during the Revolutionary War. She currently serves as the National President of the Society of Descendants of Washington’s Army at Valley Forge and serves on the board of the Friends of Valley Forge Park. Dr. Lane is a member of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She is also a member of service organizations including The Links and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. Dr. Lane received her B.S. in Education from Cheyney University; M.Ed. from Penn State University; and Ed.D. from Temple University. She also received the title Associate of the Institute of Education from the University of London.

Bennett P. Lomax

Bennett P. Lomax is the President and CEO of The Lomax Companies, LP, a private investment firm focused on venture capital and real estate. His responsibilities include leading the corporate finance and development activities of the various Lomax portfolio companies. Mr. Lomax also serves as the CEO of LEVAS Communications, LP, a media holding company. Mr. Lomax serves on the board of several businesses, including Prime Image Delaware, Inc., StoneRidge Investment Partners, and PHL Local Gaming LLC. He serves on the Temple Law Schools Board of Visitors and George School Board of Trustees.

Edward G. Rendell

Gov. Edward G. Rendell served as Governor of Pennsylvania (2003-2011), Mayor of Philadelphia (1992-2000) and is currently a news analyst for NBC and Special Counsel to Ballard Spahr LLP. Rendell continues to champion several issues, such as alternative energy and government efficiency, by serving as a consultant or board member to Own Energy, Element Partners, Ocean Thermal Energy, Government Sourcing Solutions, Public Financial Management and Greenhill Advisors; and addressing the need to invest in American infrastructure projects by serving as Co-Chair of Building America’s Future, alongside Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Arnold Schwarzenegger. Rendell recently penned his first book, A Nation of Wusses: How America’s Leaders Lost the Guts to Make Us Great. Before serving as Mayor, Rendell was elected District Attorney of Philadelphia for two terms from 1978 through 1985. Rendell also served as Chairman of the Democratic National Committee during the 2000 Presidential election. In addition to his position on several boards, he is a Brookings Fellow and teaches government and politics courses at the University of Pennsylvania. An Army veteran, he holds a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and a J.D. from Villanova Law School.

Martha McGeary Snider

Ms. Snider was appointed policy advisor on arts and culture for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in 2003, working directly with Governor Edward G. Rendell to promote cultural incentives throughout the Commonwealth.  She is chair of the board of The Medici Archive Project and was the catalyst for the collaboration between The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia and The Istituto e Museo di Storia della Scienza in Florence, Italy, that produced an historic exhibition showcasing Galileo’s Astronomical and Scientific Instruments. Ms. Snider serves on several other boards including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Susquehanna Art Museum, Gettysburg Festival, International Visitors Council, Globalislocal Foundation, Mural Arts Program, Philadelphia Children First, Temple University, Tyler School of Arts Board of Visitors, and was a founding member of the Pennsylvania Culinary Society. She serves as an emeritus board member of the Philadelphia Orchestra.  President George W. Bush recognized Martha’s commitment to philanthropy in June 2008 by presenting her with the President’s Volunteer Service Award.  Ms. Snider holds a fine arts degree and a teaching certification from Temple University’s Tyler School of Art.  She is an artist, flutist, avid art collector, and educator.

Josephine J. Templeton, M.D.

Born in Capri, Italy, Templeton attended Fordham University and the University of Rome Medical School. She completed an internship and a residency in pediatrics at the Medical College of Virginia and a residency in general anesthesia at the University of Pennsylvania. In 1977, Templeton began a private practice in pediatric anesthesia at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and was appointed to the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania. Templeton’s tenure as a Senior Clinical Anesthesiologist at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia ended in 1999 when she retired from the active practice of medicine. Templeton has served on the boards of Opportunity International and the Opera Company of Philadelphia. She presently serves as a trustee of the Scholarship Committee of the Union League of Philadelphia. She also serves on the Ladies’ Committee of the Union League and of The Salvation Army, and is active in her church, Proclamation Presbyterian Church. Templeton was honored by The Salvation Army in 2005, and was awarded, together with her husband John M. Templeton, Jr., the 2006 Heroes of Liberty Award by the National Liberty Museum.

Richard Vague

Richard Vague is a private investor currently involved as a managing partner of Gabriel Investments, an early stage investment fund, and as managing director of The Miletos Group. Previously, he was co-founder, Chairman and CEO of Energy Plus, an electricity and natural gas supply company operating in states throughout the U.S. that was sold to NRG Energy in 2011. Vague was also co-founder of two credit card companies, FirstUSA, which grew to be the largest Visa issuer in the industry and which was sold to Bank One in 1997, and Juniper Financial, the fastest growing credit card issuer of the past decade, which was sold to Barclays PLC in 2004.

Vague currently serves on the boards of Heartland Payment Systems of Princeton, New Jersey, Think Direct Marketing of Tampa, Florida, and GoodCents Corporation of Atlanta, Georgia. He is president of the Philadelphia Live Arts and Fringe Festival, and on the boards of the University of Pennsylvania Press, the Franklin Institute, the Dean's Advisory Council of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, the U.S. State Department's Advisory Committee on International Economic Policy and the U.S. Department of Energy's Electricity Advisory Committee. Vague is co-founder of the Afghanistan Study Group, and is also the editor of the blog and email newsletter service DelanceyPlace.com.

Gordon S. Wood

Gordon S. Wood is a preeminent scholar of the American Revolution and the early Republic. He is the Alva O. Way University Professor and professor of history emeritus at Brown. He received his Bachelor of Arts from Tufts and his Ph.D. from Harvard. He taught at Harvard and the University of Michigan before joining the faculty at Brown in 1969. Wood’s 1992 book, The Radicalism of the American Revolution, won the Pulitzer Prize for history and the Ralph Waldo Emerson Prize. He is the author of The Creation of the American Republic, 1776-1787 (1969), which won the Bancroft Prize in history and the John H. Dunning Prize in 1970; The Americanization of Benjamin Franklin (2004), which won the Julia Ward Howe Prize from the Boston Authors Club in 2005; and a number of other distinguished books on early American history. His volume in the Oxford History of the United States, Empire of Liberty: A History of the Early Republic, 1789-1815, published in October 2009, was a finalist for the 2010 Pulitzer Prize in history. The Pulitzer committee described it as “a lucid exploration of a turbulent era when a profoundly changing America, despite the sin of slavery, came to see itself as a beacon to the world.” He is currently editing John Adams’s manuscript letters, and has published two of four volumes for the Library of America. He is now working on the final two volumes that take Adams from 1784 to his death in 1826. Wood is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Philosophical Society.