National Archives Foundation Announces New Board Members: Jonathan Glickman, Karen Pritzker, and Ziad Ojakli
April 26, 2022
Washington DC – The National Archives Foundation the nonprofit partner of the National Archives and Records Administration, announces the election of former studio executive, producer, and founder of Panoramic Media Jonathan Glickman, philanthropist and entrepreneur Karen Pritzker, and Executive Vice President of Government Operations at The Boeing Company, Ziad Ojakli, to its Board of Directors.
“On behalf of the National Archives Foundation Board I am thrilled to have the honor of welcoming these new members to our motivated and distinguished Board. Each of them will assist our work at the Foundation to inspire a deeper appreciation of our country’s heritage, and encourage citizen engagement in our democracy” said Chair and President of the Board Governor James J. Blanchard.
The National Archives Foundation Board is the key strategic advisory body of the National Archives Foundation. The Board works to generate financial and creative support for National Archives exhibitions, public programs, and educational initiatives.
New Board Member Biographies
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Jonathan Glickman is a seasoned veteran with over 25 years of experience in the entertainment business, having produced or overseen some of the most successful film franchises of all time. In March 2022, he founded Panoramic Media, an independent production company that serves as a natural evolution of his continued focus on developing IP for established and emerging storytellers across all content platforms, including film, television and podcasting. The new venture marks a return to independent production for Glickman after a successful eight-year run as President of the MGM Motion Picture Group, where he guided a bankrupt company into a thriving studio with a full slate, two labels and theatrical distribution. Notably, during Glickman’s term at MGM, he was ahead of the industry’s diversity hiring initiatives, with 24% of his slate featuring female filmmakers and 27% featuring BIPOC directors, far exceeding the industry average. Movies produced or overseen by Glickman include: No Time to Die, Skyfall, Creed, The Count of Monte Cristo, Grosse Pointe Blank, While You Were Sleeping and the Rush Hour franchise.
In 2014, Glickman started the Visiting Producer Series Endowment Fund in the Department of Screen Arts & Cultures at the University of Michigan. Glickman also serves on the National Board of Story Pirates.
Karen Pritzker is a businesswoman, philanthropist, and film producer. She has been a force behind a diverse array of ventures in market-leading technologies, including Acumed, Pico Trading and Gelesis.
She is the cofounder of KPJR Films and has produced several documentaries focusing on childhood trauma and dyslexia, The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia and Resilience: The Biology of Stress & The Science of Hope and more recently, Amy Tan: Unintended Memoir shown on PBS as part of The American Masters series. She cofounded The My Hero Project and edited My Hero: Extraordinary People on the Heroes Who Inspire Them, Simon & Schuster, 2005.
She is the founder of Seedlings Foundation, which focuses on nurturing the physical and mental well-being of children and families as well as civic engagement. She serves on the boards of The CT Mirror, a not-for-profit news site, Grameen America, which provides low cost loans to female entrepreneurs and Grameen PrimaCare, which provides preventative health services. She has four children, one grandchild and lives in Connecticut.
Ziad Ojakli is Executive Vice President of Government Operations at The Boeing Company. Appointed to this role in October 2021, Ojakli reports to Boeing President & CEO Dave Calhoun and is responsible for advancing the company’s public policy priorities, including all U.S. federal, state and local government liaison operations, as well as Boeing Global Engagement, the company’s global philanthropic organization. He also serves as Boeing’s chief lobbyist and sits on the company’s Executive Council.
Ojakli joined Boeing following a successful and diverse career in senior global government relations roles in the automotive and financial services industries in addition to serving in the White House administration of former U.S. President George W. Bush. Ojakli currently serves as Chairman of the Board of the Smithsonian’s National Zoological Park in Washington, D.C., and he is a board member of The Jackie Robinson Foundation and the Henry Ford Learning Institute. Ojakli holds a bachelor’s degree in American Government from Georgetown University. About the National Archives Foundation
About the National Archives Foundation
The National Archives Foundation is an independent nonprofit that increases public awareness of the National Archives, inspires a deeper appreciation of our country’s heritage, and encourages citizen engagement in our democracy. The Foundation generates financial and creative support for National Archives exhibitions, public programs and educational initiatives, introducing America’s records to people around the U.S. and the world. Learn more at www.archivesfoundation.org.
About the National Archives
The National Archives and Records Administration is an independent federal agency that serves American democracy by safeguarding and preserving the records of our Government, so people can discover, use, and learn from this documentary heritage. The National Archives ensures continuing access to the essential documentation of the rights of American citizens and the actions of their government. From the Declaration of Independence to accounts of ordinary Americans, the holdings of the National Archives directly touch the lives of millions of people. The agency supports democracy, promotes civic education, and facilitates historical understanding of our national experience. The National Archives carries out its mission through a nationwide network of archives, records centers, and Presidential Libraries and online at www.archives.gov.