After Most Successful Year Ever, Queens Botanical Gardens
Keeps Momentum With New Board Members
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 21, 2008
Contact: Scott Stefan, 718-886-3800, ext. 329
Flushing, New York, March 21, 2008 – Coming off its most successful year ever, Queens Botanical Garden took steps this week to ensure its momentum continues. It appointed four new board members with strong backgrounds in fundraising, building, and communications to help the Garden execute its ambitious master plan and carry out its mission of promoting sustainability.
Frank Mirovsky, returned for a second tour as Board Chair after serving in that role from 2001 to 2004. Mirovsky is Manager of Airport Maintenance Services at LaGuardia Airport and has worked at the Port Authority for 31 years. One of the so-called “Two Franks,” – the other is outgoing Board Chair Frank Macchio – he has a reputation as a leader skilled at inspiring fellow board members to greater involvement in Garden activities.
“As the incoming Chair, I appreciate the great job Frank Maachio did for the Garden. He has left the Garden a strong, vibrant, and forward-looking institution,” said Mirovsky.
New board member James Breznay is an attorney and the founder of New England Federal Savings Bank. He will head the Garden’s development committee. Breznay has extensive experience in development at The New York Botanical Garden, the Jewish Rehabilitation Center in Swampscott, Massachusetts, and the Combined Jewish Philanthropies in Boston.
Do H. Chung is a Senior Partner at Do H. Chung & Partners, a planning and architecture firm specializing in converting waterfront industrial sites into mixed-use developments. He also serves as an Executive Council Member of The Urban Land Institute and the Regional & Urban Design Committee of the American Institute of Architects.
Mack Tham, Director of Sales at Massey Knakal Realty Services, is an active member of the Chinese-America Real Estate Association, and helps coordinate the Urban Land Institute’s UrbanPlan II high school program in Brooklyn.
Both Chung and Tham are experienced in development and real estate and also improve the Garden’s ties to the vigorous Asian communities in metropolitan region.
For more information, please contact Scott Stefan, QBG’s Director of Marketing, at 718-886-3800, ext. 329.