Gerald B. Levine, Board Member

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Resident of the Imperial House since Hurricane Sandy in 2012.

Born in Long Branch in April 1931. Class of LBHS, 1948. Graduate of Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA, 1952, Degree in Economics. Drafted in the US Army in September 1952 and served during the Korean War until August 1954.

Still an active Veterans advocate and currently serve as the Aide de Camp for the National Commander of the Jewish War Veterans. Member of the National Executive Committee. Member of the Board for the National Museum of American Jewish Military History in Washington, D.C. Head the Poppy Drive for the JWV Jersey Shore Post 125 on Memorial Day & Veteran’s Day at the West Long Branch Shop Rite.

Honored by Israel Bonds and a member of the Prime Minister’s Club

Spent my working adult life in the automobile world, first as a used car and then as a new car dealer representing Porsche, Alfa Romeo, Fiat, BMW and Lancia. Was elected three terms as Chairman of the National Fiat Dealer Council of America.

In 1987, I was one of the founders of the Ocean Independent Bank, Ocean NJ (now merged as Santander). Served as a Director and Chairman of the Loan Committee.

In 1996, I was the founding member of the Moss Mile on the Long Branch boardwalk, named after my long-time friend and walking partner, Gene Moss.

My grandfather, MAX LEVINE, was one of the founders of Congregation Brothers of Israel in 1888, now on Park Ave in Elberon. I can be seen there most Sabbath mornings.