BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH

 

 

Bernard S. Appel                                                                                                                                  March, 2012

President

Appel Associates                                                                                                                                HOME ADDRESS:

301 Commerce Street, Suite 1415                                                                                                       4917 Ranch View Road

Fort Worth, Texas   76102                                                                                                                   Fort Worth, Texas   76109

Telephone:  817/338-9579                                                                                                                   Telephone:  817/377-2544

Fax:  817/338-4305                                                                                                                                Fax:  817/377-2545

E-mail: bappel@flash.net

Web Site: www.BernieAppel.com

 

History:                              1993, July, Established Appel Associates, Marketing Consultants

                                            1992, Promoted to Senior Vice President, Tandy Corporation; Chairman, Radio Shack

                                            1984, Promoted to President, Radio Shack

                                            1980, Promoted to Executive Vice President, Marketing

                                            1978, Promoted to Senior Vice President, Merchandising/Advertising

                                            1970, Promoted to Vice President, Merchandising

                                            1966, Promoted to Merchandise Manager

                                            1959, Joined Radio Shack as Buyer

 

                                            Prior to joining Radio Shack, I gained ten years' experience with a general merchandise and catalog discount house (1949-1959) in Boston, Massachusetts.

 

Education:                         Boston English High School - 1949

                                            Boston University School of Management - 1959 - ACS

 

Military:                             United States Coast Guard - 1951-1954 - Honorable Discharge

 

Personal:                            Born January 10, 1932, Boston, Massachusetts

                                            Moved to Fort Worth, Texas - 1970

                                            Married in July 1988 to Ellen Carey Appel.  Four Children:

                                            Ellen's two daughters, and my daughter and son.

Affiliations

Current:                              Advisory Board, University of North Texas Jewish Studies Program 2012 -

                                            Board of Directors Funding Information Center 2009 -

                                            President Safe City Commission Crime Stoppers 2006 -

                                            Board of Directors, The Signing Machine Company, Inc. 2003 -

                                            Member of The Rotary Club of Fort Worth 2002 -

                                            Member of Business Products Advisory Committee-Jewish National Fund 1999 -

                                            Honorary Life Member of National Commission, Anti-Defamation League, 1992 -

                                            International Board of Visitors, M. J. Neeley School of Business, Texas Christian University, 1990 -

                                            Board of Directors - Congregation Ahavath Sholom, 1972 -

                                            Masons, Tabernacle Lodge - Fort Worth

                                            Shrine, Moslah Lodge - Fort Worth


 

Former:                               Network of Independent UJA Communities - Executive Committee 1994 - 2011

                                            Board of Directors Rotary Club of Fort Worth 2005-2007

                                            Advisory Board, Crime Stoppers of North Texas 2005-2006

                                            Board of Directors - Crime Prevention Resource Center (formerly Citizens Crime Commission of Tarrant County) 1997-2005

                                            Board of Directors - Non-Profit Service Center (formerly Executive Service Corps of Tarrant County)  1999-2004

                                            Member Jewish Education Agency-Fort Worth 1999 -2004

                                            Board of Directors, X-10 Wireless Technology, Inc. 2000 -2003

                                            Board of Directors, UniView Technologies (formerly Curtis Mathes Holding Corporation) 1995-2002

                                            Advisory Board, BNI - Business Network for Israel 1995 -1999                    

                                            Board of Directors, Integrated Technology, Inc.  1994 -1999

                                            Board of Directors, Family Services, Inc., 1990 -1997

                                            Board of Directors, Jewish Federation of Fort Worth, 1975 – 1997

                                            United Jewish Appeal Regional Financial Relations/Jewish Agency Committee, 1993-1997

                                            Board of Directors, Dan Danciger Jewish Community Center, 1989-1995                 

                                            Project Renewal Cluster Chairman, Acco-East, Israel, 1981-1994

                                            Board of Governors, Century II, Fort Worth, 1987 -1994

                                            United Jewish Appeal Southern, Southwestern, and Western Regional Campaign Cabinets, 1980 -1993                                                                                               

                                            Board of  Directors, SMEI Academy of Achievement, 1989 – 1993                                            

                                            Advisory Board, Arts Council of Fort Worth & Tarrant County, 1985 -1992               

                                            Southern Regional Chairman, United Jewish Appeal's Passage to Freedom

                                            Campaign for Soviet Jewry , 1989

                                            President, Jewish Federation of Fort Worth, 1985 - 1987.

                                            Founding Executive Committee Member of the Telecommunications Industry     

                                            Div. of United Jewish Appeal/New York Federation,  1984

                                            Board of Directors, Jewish Family Services, 1983 - 1984

                                            Board of Directors, Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce, 1981 -1984

                                            President, Congregation Ahavath Sholom, 1979 - 1981

                                            Board of Directors, Casa Mañana, 1978 - 1979

                                            Vice President/Founder, Temple Aliyah, Needham, MA, 1969 - 1970

 

 

Social Club                        City Club, Fort Worth, TX

Memberships:                   Colonial Country Club, Fort Worth, TX               

                                           

 

Awards:                             Israel Bonds Star of David, April 2007

                                            2004 Inaugaral Mentors Award, Texas Capital Bank, Business Press, August 2004

                                            2002 Inductee in the Consumer Electronic Hall of Fame, January 2002

                                            Boston University School of Management Alumni Award, May 1994

                                            Twice Magazine, Distinguished Achievement Award, January 1994

                                            Honorary Doctor of Commercial Science degree - McKenzie College, July 1991

                                            Defender of Jerusalem Award - New York City, 1990

                                            Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith Fort Worth Man of Year, 1990

                                            Anti-Defamation League of  B'nai B'rith Electronics & Appliances Division Torch of Liberty Award, 1988 - N.Y.C.

                                            B'nai B'rith Fort Worth Jewish Man of the Year, 1985      

 

 

Biographical                      Listed in Who's Who in Consumer Electronics, Who's Who in Finance & Industry,

Reference:                         Who's Who in the World and Who's Who in America.