Our Trustees

At Central Synagogue

Michael Gould
Michael Gould
Trustee

Michael Gould, often referred to as one of the most accomplished and recognized leaders in American retailing, became chairman and chief executive officer of Bloomingdale’s in November 1991 and served in that capacity for over 22 years. His tenure saw the greatest period of transformation and growth in the store’s history, expanding from 16 units located mainly in the east to a broad national brand presence with 37 stores in 18 major markets from coast to coast, the debut of twelve Bloomingdale’s, The Outlet Store locations, and the launch of bloomingdales.com. In 2010, Mr. Gould led the brand in its first global expansion into Dubai.

Mr. Gould received his bachelor of arts degree from Columbia University in 1966 and continued there to earn a master’s degree from the Graduate School of Business. It was a summer internship program during his MBA studies that afforded Gould his first retail experience. A brief summer stint at Abraham and Straus in New York was enough to inspire him to seek a retail career, and in 1968, Gould entered that store’s Executive Training Squad as an assistant buyer in decorative home furnishings. He soon became the company’s youngest merchandise vice president.

In 1978, Mr. Gould was named a senior vice president of J.W. Robinson’s in Los Angeles. Within two years, he was appointed executive vice president of merchandising and sales promotion. In 1981, he became J.W. Robinson’s chairman and chief executive officer. Subsequently, he also became a member of the board of directors of its parent company, Associated Dry Goods. In 1986, he was tapped as president and chief operating officer of Giorgio Beverly Hills. When Avon Products purchased that company in 1987, he was named president and chief executive officer, and remained there until joining Bloomingdale’s.

Mr. Gould serves on a number of boards, including those of Lenox Hill Hospital, Columbia University Graduate School of Business, Central Synagogue, the American Jewish Committee, Urban Edge Properties, and the Rand Corporation.

Over the years, Mr. Gould has received numerous awards for distinguished service from many organizations, universities, and industry associations, along with a variety of cultural and philanthropic groups. While he remains personally and professionally committed to these activities, his children always come first; and, as such, he is intensely proud of being recognized by the Father’s Day and Mother’s Day Council as the 1999 National Father of the Year.

 


 


Our Trustees

Abigail Pogrebin
Abigail Pogrebin

President

Barbara Brill
Barbara Brill

Vice President

Jeremy Fielding
Jeremy Fielding

Vice President

Shonni Silverberg
Shonni Silverberg

Vice President

Joe Sofer
Joe Sofer

Vice President

Richard Markowitz
Richard Markowitz

Treasurer

Moses Silverman
Moses Silverman

Secretary

Michael Gamzon
Michael Gamzon

Officer at Large

Brad  Bernstein
Brad Bernstein

Trustee

Ellen Cogut
Ellen Cogut

Trustee

Lynn Finkel
Lynn Finkel

Trustee

Michael Gould
Michael Gould

Trustee

Bruce Gutkin
Bruce Gutkin

Trustee

Alan  Herman
Alan Herman

Trustee

Nino Magliocco
Nino Magliocco

Trustee

Jay Mandelbaum
Jay Mandelbaum

Trustee

Jon May
Jon May

Trustee

Shelly Mitchell
Shelly Mitchell

Trustee

Claudia Morse
Claudia Morse

Trustee

Ellen Oppenheim
Ellen Oppenheim

Trustee

Carol Ostrow
Carol Ostrow

Trustee

Valerie Peltier
Valerie Peltier

Trustee

Beth Rustin
Beth Rustin

Trustee

Jill Seigerman
Jill Seigerman

Trustee

Stephen  Siegel
Stephen Siegel

Trustee

Erica Tishman
Erica Tishman

Trustee

Jeffrey Wilks
Jeffrey Wilks

Trustee

David B. Edelson
David B. Edelson

Honorary President

Kenneth H. Heitner
Kenneth H. Heitner

Honorary President

Howard F. Sharfstein
Howard F. Sharfstein

Honorary President

Michael J. Weinberger
Michael J. Weinberger

Honorary President

Alfred D. Youngwood
Alfred D. Youngwood

Honorary President