Advisory Council
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H.F. Lenfest

Founding Director; Interim Publisher, Interstate General Media, LLC; Chief Executive Officer, Starnet LP; Chairman of the Board, The Lenfest Foundation; Trustee Emeritus, Columbia University

Mr. H. F. Lenfest, also known as Gerry, serves as an Interim Publisher and Chairman of Interstate General Media, LLC. Mr. Lenfest has been the Chief Executive Officer of Starnet LP since January 2000. From 1974 to January 2000, Mr. Lenfest served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Lenfest Communications Inc., and each of its subsidiaries. He served as the Chief Executive Officer and President of Lenfest Media Group, LLC. An attorney by trade, Mr. Lenfest practiced law with Davis Polk & Wardwell before joining Triangle Publications Inc., in Philadelphia as Associate Counsel in 1965 and also served as its Head the Communications Division. Since 1970, Mr. Lenfest served as In-Charge of Triangle's Communications Division, served as Editorial Director and Publisher of SEVENTEEN magazine and President of the CATV Operations. In 1974, Mr. Lenfest with the support of two investors formed Lenfest Communications Inc. Additionally, Mr. Lenfest is the Owner of various other businesses in Pennsylvania and Maryland and is active in many philanthropic activities including the Chairman of the Board of the Philadelphia Museum of Art and The Lenfest Foundation. He has been the Chairman of Environmental Tectonics Corporation since September 2014. He serves as the Chairman of TelVue Corp. He has interests in various privately held companies. Mr. Lenfest served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Box Worldwide Inc., (Formerly, Video Jukebox Network Inc.) since December 16, 1993. He has been a Director of TelVue Corp., since November 1989. He serves as a Board Member of Specialty Surfaces International, Inc. Mr. Lenfest has been a Director of Environmental Tectonics Corporation since March 3, 2003. He served as a Director of Box Worldwide Inc. since December 16, 1993. He served as a Director of Lenfest Communications Inc., and each of its subsidiaries from 1974 to January 2000. He serves as a Trustee of Columbia University. He is a Media Entrepreneur and Philanthropist. He received a B.A. from Washington and Lee University in 1953 and an L.L.B from Columbia Law School in 1958.