Museum of American Armor announces the appointment of Fred Daum to its board

From a family that served, the need to salute their sacrifices


Frederick G. Daumhas been appointed to the board of trustees of the Museum of American Armor at Old Bethpage Village Restoration. A director at PSEG Long Island, Daum has enjoyed a long and comprehensive career with the region’s utility, having started in its natural gas distribution and service department and now leads PSEG Long Island’s customer support effort.

“I am truly privileged to be part of a museum that is entrusted with a presenting an important chapter in our nation’s history,” stated Daum. “My grandfather was on the destroyer, USS Bristol, during World War II and my father served in the Marine Corps during the early 1960s, so I know from personal family experience that we have much to be thankful as we honor the men and women who have worn the uniform.”

Daum holds an MBA from St. Joseph’s University Executive MBA program – Erivan K. Haub School of Business and received a BA from Fairleigh Dickinson University, where he was also a member of the Phi Omega Epsilon Honor Society.

“I have served as an Adjunct Professor at Fairleigh Dickinson University and I believe the museum’s educational role as a destination for school groups, class visits and individual students cannot be understated. I look forward to assisting this aspect of the museum’s mission in the months and years to come,” Daum continued

Daum joins others on the board including museum President and founder, Lawrence Kadish, former New York City Police Commissioner and Marine veteran Ray Kelly, BDG Ltd. president Edward Blumenfeld, Polimeni International CEO Michael Polimeni, President and CEO of First Nationwide Title Agency Steve Napolitano, among others.

Opened in cooperation with Nassau County and County Executive Edward P. Mangano, The Museum of American Armor at Old Bethpage Village Restoration, 1303 Round Swamp Road, Old Bethpage, is a living tribute to every American who has worn the uniform and those who continue to defend our nation today as we face the ongoing War on Terror. Its collection includes World War II tanks, artillery, armored cars and weapons that broke the back of the Axis powers over seventy years ago.

It is open Wednesday through Sunday, between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Admission is $10, adults; $7, children 5 – 12 (under 5 admitted free); and $7 for seniors, volunteer firefighters and veterans. Admission provides visitors with access to both the armor museum and the adjacent Old Bethpage Village Restoration.