Freedom House trustee
Howard Konar is president of Konar Properties, a family-owned real estate development business in his hometown of Rochester, New York. Before joining Konar Properties, he worked as a lawyer specializing in the use of Employee Stock Ownership Plans to help employees buy companies from their owners. Howard has served as a trustee of the George Eastman Museum and Monroe Community College, and as a council member of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. In 2017 he founded Civic Genius (formerly Common Ground Solutions) to highlight areas where American voters agree on policy issues and to connect them with their elected leaders.