Rena Shulsky David is a multi-faceted successful entrepreneur fueled by a passion to make a difference in the world.
Her interests extend to media and entertainment. She is co-producer and helped launch the Emmy award winning series on global climate change, "Years of Living Dangerously".
Mrs. David's real estate company, Shire National, of which she is Chair and CEO, will set the new green standard for nationally owned and managed real estate. Since taking over the reigns at Shire National, she has expanded it from a purely New York based real estate company to include properties throughout the country.
An environmentalist since childhood, Mrs. David is the founder and Chair Emeritus of Green Seal. Green Seal is the first and most widely respected environmental seal of approval. Green Seal now appears on major cities, hotel chains and thousands of products around the world and its standards are used in procurements by federal government agencies throughout the country.
As Soviet Communism was collapsing, Mrs. David founded and chaired the groundbreaking and historic 'Swords into Plowshares' conference. At the time, the conference marked the first face-to-face meeting of the heads of the Soviet military with their counterpart heads of the American military since World War II. Held at the prestigious American Academy for the Advancement of Science in Cambridge, Mass., the conferences participants included Andrei Kokoshin, head of the Institute for US and Canada Studies of The Council of Ministers of the USSR, under whose auspices the heads of the Soviet Military attended, and the Mitre Corporation, which was instrumental in securing the participation of senior executives of the nation's leading defense contractors such as Martin Marietta, GE Aerospace, Northrup Gruman and Lockheed. Among other conference participants were Kosta Tsipis, the Director of MIT's Program in Science & Technology for International Security, Daniel Tosteson, Dean of Harvard Medical School, Graham Allison, Dean of the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and Senator William Cohen, who went on to be U.S. Secretary of Defense. For her work in the creation of the conference, the heads of the Soviet military presented Mrs. David with an award: part of a Soviet Intermediate Nuclear Force Missile, melted and made into a plowshare.
Mrs. David is a founding member of The Social Venture Network, an international network of CEOs committed to running their business in a socially responsible manner. During her tenure as a member of the board of SVN, Mrs. David helped guide the creation of the organization's 'International Standards for Corporate Social Responsibility'.
As a member of the Board of Beth Israel Medical Center in New York, her long-time interest in integrative medicine led her to help facilitate the creation of The Continuum Center for Health and Healing. The Center is the first integrative health care facility associated with a major hospital in New York.
She holds a degree in Political Theory from Boston University with a concentration in Soviet Foreign Policy. While still an undergraduate, Mrs. David was admitted to a prestigious graduate program in English literature at Oxford University in England.
She is represented by CAA.