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SOURCE Talpion Fund Management
NEW YORK, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The National WWII Museum today announced that Henry Swieca, a New York-based investor, philanthropist and founder of Talpion Fund Management, has been appointed to the Board of Trustees of The National WWII Museum. The board is responsible for overseeing the Museum's operations, leadership and strategic planning.
The National WWII Museum's is in the midst of a $325 million expansion campaign, scheduled for completion in 2016, which will ultimately quadruple the size of the original Museum, adding state-of-the-art programs and exhibit space, libraries and archives, and collections and conservation space.
Gordon H. Mueller, President and CEO of the Museum said, "We are pleased to welcome our good friend and supporter Henry Swieca to our organization's Board of Trustees. Since opening in 2000, the Museum has told the story of the American experience in the war that changed the world - why it was fought, how it was won, and what it means today - so that all generations will understand the price of freedom and be inspired by what they learn. We are thrilled that someone as passionate as Mr. Swieca is partnering with us in helping to tell that story for many years to come."
Mr. Swieca said he is excited about joining the institution's national board.
"As the son of Holocaust survivors, I have a very special connection to World War II and was always grateful for America's vital role during the war," he said. "This Museum plays a very important role in ensuring that the values America fought for get passed to future generations."
Henry Swieca is the founder of Talpion Fund Management, a multi-strategy family office. Mr. Swieca is a 35-year veteran of the investment management industry and is a co-founder of Highbridge Capital Management, where he also served as CIO from the firm's inception until its sale to JP Morgan in 2009. He holds a BA from Stony Brook University and an MBA from Columbia Business School, where he serves on the Board of Overseers. Mr. Swieca is involved in and supports numerous civic and religious organizations in the United States and abroad.
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