Ned W. Bandler
Since retiring as a director and Senior Vice President of Unilever United States, Inc., and President of the Unilever United States Foundation, he has served as a senior advisor to Unilever and other corporate and non-profit organizations.
He is a former Chairman of the Organization for International Investment in Washington, DC and a founding member and President of the Association for Corporate Growth. He was twice appointed by President Clinton, and reappointed by President Bush, to the United States Commission for the Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad. He has also served as a member of the Secretary of Commerce's Marketing Advisory Committee and as a senior advisor to the Institute for Representative Government, a federally funded organization that assisted emerging democracies to develop more effective legislative institutions.
Other activities have included the Chairmanship of the Citizens Research Foundation, a nonpartisan campaign spending reform organization; forty years as a Trustee and officer of Freedom House, an international human rights group; service as a director of the New York Theological Seminary, the National Choral Council, and Hope Community in East Harlem. He was also a former director and President of the Funeral Consumer Alliance of Connecticut. He is a sponsor of a New School University Ethics in Government program, and is an advisor to the Paul H. Douglas Ethics in Government programs at the University of Illinois.
A resident of Bridgewater, CT and a Lieutenant Colonel, USAR-Retired, Mr. Bandler is Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Town of Bridgewater, Chairman of the Bridgewater Republican Town Committee, President and Trustee of the Bridgewood Fieldwater Foundation, a Justice of the Peace, and advises a Connecticut Community Foundation scholarship program.