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Fred Zeidman

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Mr. Zeidman is the Chairman of Seitel, Inc., a member of the New York Stock Exchange that is a leading provider of seismic data and related geophysical expertise to the petroleum industry. He is the former CEO and President of Intersystems, Inc., and the founder of Houston Venture Capital Association.

Mr. Zeidman is very active in community and political affairs. President George W. Bush appointed him to chair the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council in March 2002. Mr. Zeidman holds leadership positions in the Anti-Defamation League (Southwest Region), the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs (JINSA), Jewish Federation of Greater Houston, and the American Jewish Committee. He serves as co-chairman of the finance committee of the Republican Party of Harris County, Texas and serves on the finance committee of the Republican Party of Texas. He was vice-chairman of the Dole/Kemp presidential campaign in Harris County and has been a key Jewish advisor to Texas’ Republican congressional and senatorial delegations.

Mr. Zeidman attended Washington University and received an MBA from New York University. He lives in Houston, Texas with his wife and children.