Henry R. Silverman was appointed to the Board of Commissioners in June 2002 by Governor Pataki. He served as Vice-Chairman of the agency from May 24, 2007 to May 18, 2010. Currently, Mr. Silverman is Vice Chairman of Apollo Global Management, a leading alternative asset manager, which he joined in 2007.
Prior to Apollo, for 17 years Mr. Silverman served as Chairman and CEO of Cendant Corporation and its predecessor and successor. Cendant was a “Fortune 100” company and the largest global provider of consumer and business services within the travel and residential real estate sectors prior to its separation into several new companies in late 2006. He continues to serve as Chairman of Realogy Corporation, formerly Cendant’s real estate division.
Mr. Silverman is a trustee of New York University School of Medicine and Medical Center. Mr. Silverman has long been involved with numerous philanthropic, public service and social policy initiatives. He is a former trustee of the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Dance Theatre of Harlem, the University of Pennsylvania, Penn Medicine, New York University and the NYU Child Study Center. He is also a former member of the Business Roundtable and the G-100.
Mr. Silverman's philanthropy includes Silverman Hall, the Silverman-Rodin scholars and the Silverman Professor of Law at Penn Law School, and the Silverman Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at NYU School of Medicine.
Mr. Silverman is a graduate of Williams College and the University of Pennsylvania Law School.more » « less