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Adam Milstein: Philanthropist and Activist for Social Change

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Adam Milstein is a philanthropist, a real estate investor, and works as the managing partner of Hager Pacific Properties. Adam was born in Israel in 1952. He served in the Israeli Defense Forces before joining Technion. This is the Israeli Institute of Technology. He pursued a BSc in Business and Economics and graduated in 1978.

He helped his father to grow the development business and to expand the construction work that he was doing. He married his current wife Gila in 1974. They moved to the US seven years later. Adam attended the University of Southern California where he graduated with a Master’s in Business Administration. Adam started his career as a real estate sales agent after completing his Master’s degree. He has three daughters and three grandchildren. Adam and his family live in Encino, California.

Hager Pacific Properties is involved in the acquisition, remodeling, and repositioning of various types of properties including industrial, office, and retail. Adam is in charge of the firm’s finances and ensuring that the books are in order as managing partner.

Adam is an active philanthropist. Adam and his wife started the Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation. The foundation has worked to reunite the youth with their Jewish roots and to help them to learn more about their heritage, culture, and the State of Israel. Adam is one of the founders of the Israel-American Council.

Milstein, Sheldon Adelson, and Haim Saban organized the Campus Maccabees Summit last year. The summit was held to facilitate discussion among various organizations on how to stop anti-Semitic speech from hate groups in universities. He was recognized as one of the people who positively influenced Jewish life around the world this year. He has actively advocated against the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions Movement. He has shown how detrimental it could be to the West in years to come. Milstein also hosts a podcast where he invites Jewish and Israeli leaders and influencers to talk about issues facing the Jewish and Israeli people.

 

New CEO Appointed by Dick DeVos for The Stow Company

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Earlier this year Dick DeVos, the owner and founder of The Stow Company, has announced that Phil Dolci will be taking over as Chief Executive Officer for the custom home storage company. Dolci is taking over the position from Frank Newman who is retiring. He comes from a strong background of manufacturing and marketing consumer products, an industry where he has 23-years of experience. Dolci has held executive positions in companies such as U.S. Playing Cards, Sanford, ConAgra Foods, and Kraft Foods. He received his Masters in Business Administration degree from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

 

According to the biography on his website DickDeVos.com, he has served in several different executive positions with the Amway company, was President and Chief Executive Officer of the NBA team the Orlando Magic, and is currently serving as an executive at The Windquest Group.

 

In addition to being a successful businessman, Dick DeVos is a philanthropist as well. Through his organization The Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation, he and his wife Betsy give generously throughout their community. Their main focus is on cultivating leadership, supporting education, improving their community, equipping the arts, supporting organizations that seek fair justice for all, and developing the leaders of the future. In 2008, the The Dick & Betsy DeVos Scholarship was established at the Thunderbird School of Global Management to support graduate students, especially those who were attending from developing nations.