Fortunoff COO Joins Phoenix House Board
January 3, 2005-- Home Textiles Today,
Howard Meitiner, chief operating officer at Fortunoff, was named to the Phoenix House Foundation Board of Directors at its December meeting.
“Howard Meitiner brings to Phoenix House an impressive record of public service and a deep commitment to our work,” said Mitchell Rosenthal, M.D., president of Phoenix House. “He has made clear his strong desire to help us fulfill our mission of putting the lives of children and adolescents back on track.”
Rosenthal also said that Meitiner's appointment to the board would strengthen Phoenix House's ties to Long Island — where Fortunoff is headquartered and where Phoenix House operates 16 treatment programs — and to the retail industry.
“Abused and endangered children have always been my personal passion and the focal point of my charitable efforts,” said Meitiner. “Phoenix House is doing great work for at-risk youth, and I am looking forward to becoming involved with their efforts in this area.”
At Fortunoff, where he manages business development projects, Meitiner is responsible for efficiency and productivity in all areas of the operation, and provides strategic leadership to drive growth and expansion. Previously, he was CEO of Sephora, a beauty-retail company.