For over 50 years, Stuart Bernstein has been a recognized leader in real estate development, investment, and management in the Mid-Atlantic region, with the focus of his business efforts centered in Washington, D.C. In 2001 he was appointed by President George W. Bush to represent the United States as Ambassador to Denmark where he served with distinction until January, 2005. A graduate of American University, he was a member of the Board of Trustees of that institution for twenty years. In 1991, George H.W. Bush appointed Stuart as Commissioner of the International Cultural and Trade Center. The following year, in recognition of his achievements, President George H.W. Bush appointed him as a Trustee of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Currently, Stuart serves on the Board of Directors of Terma, North America, a Danish Corporation and the Council of American Ambassadors. He is a member of the Council of the Woodrow Wilson Center, a member of the International Council of CSIS, a member of the National Finance Committee for the G.W. Bush Presidential Center, and a founding member of the Campaign to Build the US Diplomacy Center at the State Department. Stuart is a native Washingtonian. He and his wife, Wilma have three grown children and eleven grandchildren.