Eddie Bergman is President of Innovative Development Services Inc. (IDS), a full-service consulting company serving international clients in New York and around the world who work to effect social change.
Since 2006 he has served as the Executive Director of the New York-headquartered Africa Travel Association (ATA), the premier international travel industry trade association promoting tourism to the African continent and intra-Africa travel and partnership founded in 1975 and currently working in collaboration with the African Union Commission (AUC).
Eddie is Co-CEO of E&E Hospitality Group with two restaurants in New York City: E&E Grill House in Times Square and Hill and Bay in Murray Hill.
He is also an Adjunct Professor of Tourism at NYU and lectures on Social Entrepreneurship at Stony Brook University.
In 1999 he co-founded and currently serves as President of the Board of Miracle Corners of the World (MCW), a nonprofit organization devoted to empowering youth, primarily through programs of leadership training, community center development and oral healthcare outreach, with a special focus on Africa.
In addition he serves on the board of directors of several international organizations in the nonprofit, education and travel and trade sectors, including the Rubin Museum of Art, the Museum for African Art, Shared Interest and the Synergos Institute. He also serves on the advisory boards of the International Crisis Group, the NYU Africa House and the Dean᾿s Council of the NYU Gallatin School of Individualized Studies.
He received his Masters from New York University᾿s Gallatin School of Individualized Study with a major in Social Entrepreneurship and his Bachelors in Hotel and Tourism Management from NYU᾿s Tisch Center for Hospitality, Tourism and Sports Management, where he was a Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholar.more » « less