About Eddie Bergman
Since 2006 Eddie Bergman has served as Executive Director of the Africa Travel Association (ATA), the premier international travel industry trade association promoting tourism to the African continent and intra-Africa travel and partnership. ATA was founded in 1975 and currently works in collaboration with the African Union Commission (AUC). Eddie also serves as a Goodwill Ambassador for The New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD), the economic development program of the African Union.
Eddie co-founded and volunteers as President of the Board of MCW Global, a non-profit organization devoted to empowering youth, primarily through programs of leadership training, community center development and oral healthcare outreach, with a special focus on Africa.
He is also an Adjunct Professor of Tourism at New York University (NYU) and lectures on Social Entrepreneurship at Stony Brook University.
He received his Masters from NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study with a major in Social Entrepreneurship and his Bachelors in Hotel and Tourism Management from NYU’s Tisch Center for Hospitality, Tourism and Sports Management, where he was a Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholar.
Eddie serves on the board of directors of several international organizations in the non-profit, education and travel and trade sectors, including Shared Interest and the Synergos Institute and has served on the boards of the Rubin Museum of Art and the Museum for Africa Art. He also serves on the advisory boards of the International Crisis Group, NYU Africa House and NYU Gallatin School of Individualized Study.
He has received several humanitarian awards for his work, including the 2009 Ellis Island Medal of Honor.