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The Honorable Nicholas F. Taubman

NMAH Board Member; President, Mozart Investments

Nicholas Taubman is the President of Mozart Investments. He is the former U.S. Ambassador to Romania, where he was appointed by President George W. Bush in 2005 and previously served as Chairman, CEO, and Director of Advance Auto Parts. Mr. Taubman serves as a Managing Director for the Metropolitan Opera. He formerly served on the Board of Regents of Mercersburg Academy, was a member of the World President's Organization, and was a Trustee of the Virginia Historical Society. He served as Director of the Virginia College Fund in Richmond; President and Director of the Roanoke Valley Chamber of Commerce; Director of Roanoke Valley Industries and the Roanoke Merchants Association; Director of the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra; President of the Automotive Executive Association; Director of the Alliance Tire & Rubber Company in Hadera, Israel; Trustee of Hollins University, and as a Member of the Young President's Organization. Ambassador Taubman and his wife Jenny are the largest donors to the new Taubman Museum of Art (located in Roanoke, VA). He resides in Roanoke, VA.