How to Explore your Roots with Marlene Connors
Thursday, May 25 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
“Welcome Moishe: A Story of the Moishe and Ruchel Zinn Family in America” published earlier this year at the DC bookstore Politics and Prose, was the result of a decade of family research. The book follows the lives of the author’s great great grandparents from a shtetel in what is now Northwestern Ukraine to settlement in Denver, Kansas City and Boston. The Zinn next generations eventually expanded throughout America to become civic, religious, business and philanthropic leaders. Marlene will share with us the tools she used to do this research and inspire you to embark on your own journey.
Marlene Connors, nee Zinn, was born in Denver, Colorado to Lionel M. Zinn and Shirley Rosenfield Zinn in 1947. Marlene, a 1965 graduate of East High School, attended college at American University in Washington, DC. She became a live-in nanny to a President Johnson Cabinet Secretary family. Marlene went on to become a glass ceiling breaker on Wall Street in New York City, climbing the
corporate ladders at Citibank, Morgan Stanley and Nat West Investment Bank where she was the only woman on the Board of Directors for the 9 th largest bank in the world. She and her husband, Jim, left their careers in their 40’s to explore the “Capitals of Western Civilization” which eventually led them to over 65 countries and all 50 states. She and Jim “re-rooted” themselves to Washington DC 25 years ago where she became a Governor and Board Member at the Women’s National Democratic Club.
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