Tom A. Bernstein
Tom A. Bernstein is president and co-founder of Chelsea Piers, L.P., and co-chairman of Chelsea Piers Connecticut. Previously, Tom was one of two principals of Silver Screen Management, Inc. He began his career as an attorney in the entertainment law department of the law firm of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison in New York after serving as a law clerk for the Honorable Jack B. Weinstein in the Eastern Federal District Court of New York.
Tom has taken a leadership role in a number of organizations focusing on global human rights and citizen service. In 2010, President Obama appointed him chairman of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. Tom is also a member of the board and Executive Committee of the Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta, Georgia. In addition, he chairs the Human Freedom Advisory Council of the George W. Bush Presidential Center, the Board of Cities of Service, and the Partnership for Public Service. He is a member of the Advisory Council for the New York University Stern Center for Business and Human Rights and is a board member of New York Public Radio and City Year New York (WNYC).
Tom is a graduate of Yale College and Yale Law School, where he served as an editor of the Yale Law Journal. He helped launch the Orville H. Schell, Jr. Center for International Human Rights at Yale Law School in 1989 and established the Robert L. Bernstein Fellowships in International Human Rights in 1997.