National Archives Foundation Announces Election of Former FCC Chair Michael Powell, Global Cities, Inc. Founder Marjorie B. Tiven to Board of Directors
June 27, 2017
WASHINGTON – The National Archives Foundation, the non-profit partner of the National Archives and Records Administration, today announced the election of Michael Powell and Marjorie B. Tiven to its Board of Directors. Mr. Powell was the 24th Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Ms. Tiven was the New York City Commissioner of the Mayor’s Office for International Affairs from 2002-2013, and is currently President of Global Cities, Inc., a program of Bloomberg Philanthropies.
“We are very fortunate to have Michael and Marjorie join our board,” said A’Lelia Bundles, Chair and President of the Board. “Michael’s deep experience in the telecommunications industry and federal government, and Marjorie’s leadership in global and educational issues, will contribute to our ongoing effort to develop exhibitions, public programs and educational initiatives that allow us to share the treasures of the National Archives with a wider audience.”
“I am honored to join those entrusted with preserving our Nation’s most sacred documents, and ensuring our past remains a living history,” said Mr. Powell.
“The American story is like none other; its history offers powerful lessons about how people from around the world joined with each other to challenge and strengthen our democracy. The National Archives lets us educate ourselves and our children as we make choices that will write the next chapters in the American narrative,” said Ms. Tiven.
Michael Powell was the 24th Chairman of the FCC. He was appointed to the position by George W. Bush on January 22, 2001. Prior to his appointment as Chairman of the FCC, he was appointed as Commissioner of the FCC by President Bill Clinton. Mr. Powell currently works as President and CEO of the NCTA – Internet & Television Association since March 15, 2011. Mr. Powell graduated from the College of William and Mary on an ROTC scholarship. After graduating from college, he served as an armor officer in the U.S. Army. Mr. Powell later received his law degree from the Georgetown University Law Center and clerked for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. After his work as Chairman of the FCC, he became a member of the Board of Trustees for the RAND Corporation and a two-term member of the Board of Visitors at the College of William and Mary. In 2006, Mr. Powell was elected the Rector of the Board of Visitors, making him the first African-American to serve in that post in the College’s 313-year history. In addition, Mr. Powell is a current board member of the America’s Promise – the Alliance for Youth and, the Mayo Clinic.
Marjorie B. Tiven is the founder and President of Global Cities, Inc., a program of Bloomberg Philanthropies, working with cities worldwide to develop global competency, tolerance and cultural awareness among the next generation through cross-national interactive educational programs. In the Mayor’s Office for International Affairs (formerly the New York City Commission for the United Nations, Consular Corps and Protocol), she represented the City on issues with the United Nations, foreign governments and the U.S. government. She was founder and managing director of the Global Partners Program of the City of New York, the Mayor’s agency sharing best practices and developing partnerships on policy initiatives with international cities. She represented Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg on the board of the New York Public Library. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appointed her to the United Nations Democracy Fund. Currently, she serves on the board of the Citizens Union, and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Ms. Tiven holds a B.A. from Antioch College and an M.S. from Columbia University School of Social Work.
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: archivesfoundation.org.
About the National Archives: The National Archives and Records Administration is an independent Federal agency that serves American democracy by safeguarding and preserving the records of our Government, so people can discover, use, and learn from this documentary heritage. The National Archives ensures continuing access to the essential documentation of the rights of American citizens and the actions of their government. From the Declaration of Independence to accounts of ordinary Americans, the holdings of the National Archives directly touch the lives of millions of people. The agency supports democracy, promotes civic education, and facilitates historical understanding of our national experience. The National Archives carries out its mission through a nationwide network of archives, records centers, and Presidential Libraries, and on the Internet at: archives.gov.