Charles H. Townsend

In 2016, Charles H. Townsend was awarded with the NMHS Distinguished Service Award. We recognized his many accomplishments in the evening’s awards dinner journal: Charles H. Townsend is chairman of Conde Nast, a position he has held since January 2016, after serving as the company’s CEO for eleven years. He joined the company as publisher…

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National Geographic Society, accepted by Gary Knell

In 2017, The National Geographic Society was awarded with the NMHS Distinguished Service Award.  We recognized its many accomplishments in the evening’s awards dinner journal: The National Geographic Society was founded in January of 1888. Thirty-three founding members gathered at the Cosmos Club in Washington, DC, to create “a society for the increase and diffusion…

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