Tom A. Bernstein, President
Tom A. Bernstein is President and Co-Founder of Chelsea Piers, L.P., formed in 1992, to develop and operate the Chelsea Piers Sports and Entertainment Complex, a 30-acre waterfront sports village located along Manhattan's Hudson River. He is also Co-Chairman of Chelsea Piers Connecticut.
Mr. Bernstein was one of the two principals of Silver Screen Management, Inc., and the affiliated Silver Screen companies, which from 1983 to 1998 financed 75 films with the Walt Disney Company. From 1989 to 1998, Mr. Bernstein was one of the principal owners of the Texas Rangers Baseball Club with the ownership group led by George W. Bush.
Mr. Bernstein has been actively involved in a number of pro bono activities. In September of 2010, Mr. Bernstein was appointed Chairman of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C by President Obama, where he has served as a Council Member, member of the Executive Committee and as Chair of the Committee on Conscience since his appointment by President Bush in 2002. In January 2010, Mr. Bernstein was appointed Chair of the Board of Directors of the Fund for Cities of Service, formed by Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Mr. Bernstein also serves as Chair of the Partnership for Public Service, Vice-Chair of Human Rights First and is a member of the Board and Executive Committee of the Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta, GA. Bernstein is also a member of the Board of Directors of WNYC Radio (New York's public radio stations), and City Year New York.
Mr. Bernstein is a graduate of Yale College ('74) and Yale Law School ('77), where he was an editor of the Yale Law Journal. Mr. Bernstein serves as a member of the Yale University Council.