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Name: Siegel, Ned
Current Position: Past Ambassador
Ned L. Siegel graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Connecticut in 1973 and received a Juris Doctorate from the Dickinson School of Law in 1976. He was a law clerk for Chief Justice Mitchell H. Cohen in the Federal District Court in Camden, New Jersey, and then went on to join the law firm of Kimmelman, Wolff & Samson in New Jersey. In 1977, Siegel left law practice for real estate by joining The Howard Siegel Companies. Siegel is currently a partner in Paramount Residential, L.L.C. Siegel was Palm Beach County, Florida, Finance Chairman for Jeb Bush’s 1998 gubernatorial campaign and was rewarded with appointment to Enterprise Florida’s Board of Directors and to the Space Research and Commerce Park Planning & Development Committee at the John F. Kennedy Space Center. President George W. Bush honored Siegel in 2003 with a Presidential Appointment to the Board of Directors of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC).  In 2006, President Bush appointed Siegel to serve as a Representative of the United States to the United Nations.  Siegel is active in many Jewish causes, having served on the Board of The American Jewish Committee, South Central Florida Chapter, and as Co-President of the board of the Jewish National Fund’s South Palm Beach County Region. A long-time resident of Boca Raton, Florida, Siegel has been active in Republican party politics. According to the opensecrets website, he has donated $439,325 to Republican candidates and party organizations since 1990. A “Bush Pioneer,” he raised more than $100,000 for Bush’s 2000 presidential campaign, moving up to “Bush Ranger” in 2004 by raising more than $200,000. This earned Siegel the position of Ambassador to the Bahamas on September 12, 2007.


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