Jordan E. Tannenbaum, an ACHP staff member from 1972-82, has been Chief Development Officer of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum since 2004. He is responsible for directing a $1 billion comprehensive campaign and overseeing all of the Museum’s fundraising activities including major gifts, the annual fund, planned giving, and corporate and foundation relations. From 1999-2004, Tannenbaum was Vice President for Development for Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life in Washington, D.C. A lawyer by training, he has also held senior fundraising positions at the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Georgetown University, B'nai B'rith International, and Brandeis University. Tannenbaum served in the Judge Advocate General's Corps of the U.S. Army Reserves from 1983-2010. He was awarded the Army's Legion of Merit medal for his contributions to the Department of the Army's compliance with the NHPA. He teaches introductory and advanced courses on historic preservation law and Section 106 compliance for the Navy’s Civil Engineers Corps Officers School, which are open to members of all the military services as well as the Coast Guard and NOAA.
Tannenbaum is a member of the Fairfax County History Commission and serves on the boards of the Army Historical Foundation and Julius Rosenwald and Rosenwald Schools National Historical Park Campaign. He is a graduate of Brandeis University and American University's Washington College of Law.