WASHINGTON – President George W. Bush announced that he intends to appoint Sander Ross Gerber, of New York, to be a member of the Board of Trustees of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars for the remainder of a six-year term expiring October 23, 2008.

Gerber expressed his pleasure about the appointment. "The Wilson Center is unique in that it provides a non-partisan forum for policymakers and policy experts," Gerber said. "It is a great honor for me to serve as Trustee alongside distinguished colleagues under Lee Hamilton's directorship to foster the Center's ultimate mission of making the world a better place through scholarship and dialogue."

Sander Gerber is the Chairman and CEO of Hudson Bay Capital Management LLC, a New York-based Multi-Strategy Hedge Fund. He is also the chairman and CEO of the XTF Group, which seeks to transform the way Americans invest by guiding them into exchange traded funds. Mr. Gerber was president of the Gerber Capital Management Group, a New York City-based investment firm founded in 1997. Previously, he worked as an Options Market Maker on the American Stock Exchange and as an associate consultant at the management consulting firm Bain and Company.

Gerber has served as a member of the AIPAC National Board of Directors since June 2004. He was appointed by President Bush to represent the United States at the June 2005 OSCE Conference on Anti-Semitism and Other Intolerances in Cordoba.

Ambassador Joseph Gildenhorn, chairman of the Wilson Center Board of Trustees, welcomed Gerber's addition. "Sander will bring years of valuable business expertise and keen political insights to help the Wilson Center continue to flourish."

Gerber graduated cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania in 1989. He is the recipient of a B.S.E. from the Wharton School in Finance and a B.A. from the College of Arts and Sciences in Humanistic Philosophy.

The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars is the living, national memorial to President Wilson established by Congress in 1968 and headquartered in Washington, D.C. The Center establishes and maintains a neutral forum for free, open, and informed dialogue. It is a nonpartisan institution, supported by public and private funds and engaged in the study of national and world affairs.