Public & Community Service

In additional to her professional duties, Arlene Herson volunteers her time to be active politically and personally in community life.



Letter from The White House

November 20. 1992

Dear Ms. Herson:

On behalf of the President, congratulations on your appointment to the Take Pride in America Advisory Board at the Department of the Interior.

My office is responsible for making recommendations for appointments to Presidential boards and commissions. Part of our efforts are to forward the names of highly qualified individuals to the Cabinet Secretaries and agency heads to be considered for federal advisory boards. We are pleased to recommend you to the Interior Department.

Best wishes to you. The commitment of individuals of your caliber make a tremendous contribution in furthering the goals of the Bush Administration.


Vernon B. Parker

Special Assistant to the President and Associate Director of Presidential Personnel


Current and Past Boards and Committees:

Will Rogers Institute
Palm Beach International Film Festival
Miami City Ballet
Boca Raton Educational Television (BRET)

National Museum of Women in the Arts
Parkinson's Action Network
Israel Tennis Centers
Excalibur Society of Lynn University
American Film Institute
Florida Philharmonic Orchestra, Society of 100
Central park Conservatory
Women of Washington Mentor Program
Miami City Ballet School
Community Relations Council
Garnet Society of National Public Broadcasting
Boca Raton Papapanicolau Corp for Cancer Research
Boca Ration Museum of Art
Monmouth Museum
Washington Symphony Orchestra
Variety, the Children's charity
Children's Psychiatric Center
Monmouth Park Charity Fund
Family & Children's Services
Brandeis University Library Fund (Life Member)
National Women's Economic Alliance
March of Dimes
Waldorf Astoria Distinguished Alumni
Women in Communications
Women in Cable
Women in Film & Video
American Women in Radio & TV
Radio and Televison Society
International Newswomen's Association
Friends for Life
Boca Raton Roundtable
Polo Club (Social Committee)

Interviewer for Steven Spielberg's Shoah foundation, videotaping first hand testimonies of Holocaust survivors.

Host - WXEL, National Public Radio and Television, pledge drive.

Master of Ceremonies: Cavalcade of Stars.

Moderator - Debate on Capital Punishment.

Moderator - Panel on Assisted Suicide.


Club Affiliations

The Friars Club
National Press Club
The Lotos Club
Bethesda Country Club
Seagate Beach Club
East River Tennis Club


Letter from Steven Spielberg

December, 1998

Dear Arlene,

It is with great respect and admiration that I extend my warmest wishes to you. I want to thank you for your tremendous commitment to the work of Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation.

The Shoah Foundation would not have been able to record the almost 50,000 testimonies to date without you. Your efforts to help bringing the lessons of the Holocaust and the message of tolerance to generations to come.

Once again, I thank you. Our work ensures the promise of a better tomorrow.

All my best,

Steven Spielberg


Letter from Charlie Crist Attorney General

September 21, 2004

Dear Arlene,

Congratulations on your gubernatorial appointment to the Florida Film Entertainment Advisory Council. That is fantastic news! I want to add my best wishes to the accolades you have been receiving.

I want to commend you on your commitment to public service. I am not only interested in the well being of the business community and the state's economy, but about the success of individual citizens and their career goals.

Best wishes for your continued success.


Charlie Crist