For the first time in its ten-year history, the Gettysburg Foundation will have a new Chair of the Board leading the annual November meeting.
In June, Mr. Eric B. Schultz was elected as the Foundation’s second Board Chairman. Robert “Bob” Kinsley, the Foundation’s founding Chairman, will assume the role of Chair Emeritus.
An important agenda item for the Board of Directors is to formulate strategies that will move the newly approved strategic plan forward, focusing strongly on innovative educational and philanthropic initiatives.
“My primary goal is to make President Matt Moen and his team successful,” said Eric. “That means helping to shape and support an expanded vision in education that enhances the superb work being done by the National Park Service and the Licensed Battlefield Guides. It means expanding our national footprint and reaching out to new Friends around the country. It means helping to support a higher profile for the Eisenhower site. And it means strengthening our relationships across the board, including with the Park, the Gettysburg community, the College, and related historical sites.” An entrepreneur and historian who has authored or co-authored several books, including a history of King Philip’s War, Eric earned a degree in History from Brown University and an MBA from the Harvard Business School. “I’ve been bouncing between business and history ever since,” he adds, “which is why the Board work at Gettysburg has always seemed so natural.”
Eric and his wife Susan have three adult children and live in Boxford, Massachusetts.