Edward Bergman has served as Executive Director of Africa Travel Association (ATA) since June 2006. He co-founded and serves as President of the Board of MCW (Miracle Corners of the World), an NGO devoted to empowering youth to make positive change in their communities with a special focus on Africa. Eddie is Co-CEO of E&E Grill House, a restaurant located in Times Square, New York City. He is also an adjunct professor of tourism at New York University (NYU) and in social entrepreneurship at SUNY Stony Brook University. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Rubin Museum of Art, Museum for African Art, Shared Interest and the Synergos Institute. He also serves on the Advisory Boards of the International Crisis Group, NYU Africa House, NYU SCPS Center for Global Studies and NYU Gallatin School of Individualized Studies. In 2009 Eddie was awarded the Ellis Island Medal of Honor. He received his BA and MA from NYU.