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  • A.E. Hotchner is an American author and graduate of Washington University (LA and JD, 1940) who briefly practiced law in St. Louis. In 1942 he joined the United States Air Force and directed the London and Paris bureau of The Air Force Magazine from 1946 to 1948. After a period of freelance work in Paris from 1949 to 1950, Hotchner went to work for Cosmopolitan magazine as a feature writer from 1950 until 1954. He then returned to serious freelancing and sold stories and articles to well circulated magazines. Hotchner later wrote for television and the stage. A full length novel, The Dangerous American, was published in 1958, and his plays such as The White House were produced in New York. In 1955, he began various adaptations for stage and television of work by Ernest Hemingway. The two were friends until Hemingway's death in 1961. Papa Hemingway, Hotchner's controversial memoir, was published in 1966 by Random House.
  • The recipient of Guggenheim and NEA fellowships, A.M. Homes is the author of the novels, *This Book Will Save Your Life*, *Music For Torching*, *The End of Alice*, *In a Country of Mothers*, *The Mistress's Daughter* and *Jack*, as well as the short-story collections, *Things You Should Know* and *The Safety of Objects*, the travel memoir, *Los Angeles: People, Places and The Castle on the Hil*l, and the artist's book *Appendix A*. Her work has been translated into 18 languages and appears frequently in *Art Forum*, *Harper's*, *Granta*, *McSweeney's*, *The New Yorker*, *The New York Times*, and *Zoetrope*. She is a Contributing Editor at Vanity Fair. A writer/producer of the hit television show *The L Word*, Homes wrote the adaptation of her first novel *Jack*, for Showtime. The film aired in 2004 and won an Emmy Award for Stockard Channing. Director Rose Troche's film adaptation of *The Safety of Objects* was released in 2003. *This Book Will Save Your Life* is currently in development with Stone Village Pictures.
  • A. Philip Randolph was a prominent 20th century African-American civil rights leader and the founder of both the March on Washington Movement and the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, a landmark for labor and particularly for African-American labor organizing.
  • A.a.Ron Myers and Ed Word Galan are members of the Beantown Lockers, a Boston-based dance crew that specialize in Locking -- a funky style of dance from the 1970s. They are a dynamic duo who love music, dancing, and community building. A Trike Called Funk is a spin-off from a series of monthly pop-up performances they've been putting on over the last year. Coming through the pandemic, they wanted to bring people safely back together through music & dance while also supporting local businesses. And while they’re the Co-Founders of A Trike Called Funk but they’re not alone. They’re surrounded by an All-Star Team of advisors & collaborators specializing in music, bicycles, and start-ups who have helped them bring their creative venture to life.
  • Andrew Norman Wilson, is an English writer, known for his critical biographies, novels and works of popular and cultural history. He is also a columnist for *the London Evening Standard* and was an occasional contributor to *the Daily Mail*, *Times Literary Supplement*, *New Statesman*, *The Spectator* and *The Observer*. A. N. Wilson was born in 1950 and educated at Rugby and New College, Oxford. A fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, he has held a prominent position in the world of literature and journalism. He is an award winning biographer and a celebrated novelist, winning prizes for much of his fiction. He lives in North London.
  • Aaron Cohn is the son of Jewish immigrants who fled the Russian pogroms in 1906. He came of age in a Jewish neighborhood in Columbus, GA. As a major in the 3rd Cavalry, the spearhead of XX Corps, he fought his way from Normandy across France and broke through German defenses at Metz, as the Nazi army retreated. He liberated a concentration camp in Austria. After the war Cohn worked as a lawyer, coached children, and stood for religious tolerance and civil rights. Cohn is America's longest serving juvenile court judge.
  • Aaron Costello is a Senior Research Consultant and Global Investment Strategist at Cambridge Associates, LLC. As a member of the firm's Published Research Group, Aaron covers developments in the global capital markets and serves as a resource for both the investment consulting staff and clients of the firm. In addition to helping shape the firm's view on asset allocation, Aaron writes on a variety of research topics, specializing on macro-economic issues and investment strategy. Topics include U.S. and global equities, emerging markets, global currencies, and government bonds, as well as historical economic and financial market cycles. Aaron graduated from The George Washington University with a BA in International Affairs and a BA in Economics. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.
  • Aaron Lazare, MD, is the Celia and Isaac Haidak Professor in Medical Education and professor of psychiatry at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Dr. Lazare served as dean of the Medical School from 1990-2007 and chancellor of the campus, which includes the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (opened in 1979) and the Graduate School of Nursing (opened in 1986), from 1991-2007. Lazare received his AB in 1957 from Oberlin College and his MD in 1961 from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He spent one year at Yale University Medical School before beginning 14 years of service at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), rising to the rank of professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. During his time at MGH, he built the outpatient psychiatry department into the largest and most diverse in New England, and provided leadership for founding and developing what many believe has been the most successful continuing education course in psychiatry in the U.S. He conducted pioneering research on the importance of understanding the patient's perspective on clinical outcome and applying a negotiating paradigm to the doctor-patient relationship. He is the author of the first textbook on outpatient psychiatry, *Outpatient Psychiatry: Diagnosis and Treatment*, now in its second printing. The textbook was selected in January 1990 by the *American Journal of Nursing *as book of the year, and in 1984 Lazare was named by *Boston Magazine *as one of Boston's leading therapists.
  • **Aaron Michlewitz** is a Democratic member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives from the 3rd Suffolk District, within the city of Boston, Massachusetts. The 3rd Suffolk District encompasses the North End, Waterfront, Chinatown, South End, Financial District, Bay Village, Leather District, and parts of Beacon Hill, and Back Bay neighborhoods. Prior to his election, Michlewitz worked for the Former Speaker of the Massachusetts House of Representatives Sal DiMasi as his Constituent Services Director from 2004 until DiMasi's resignation on January 27, 2009. Michlewitz is currently serving his first term as the House Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee. He has previously served as Chairman of the Joint Committee on Financial Services, the Joint Committee on Public Service, and the Joint Committee on Election Laws.