In Memoriam: Martin Begun (1931-2016)

Martin S. Begun had a long and distinguished career in public service and community relations. He was a partner in Reiter/Begun Associates, LLC, a private sector consulting firm that specializes in management and marketing for governmental and community relations. He was also President and Founder of MSB Strategies Inc., a consulting firm in public policy planning. Mr. Begun worked for more than 35 years at New York University School of Medicine and Medical Center as Senior Associate Dean and Vice President for External Affairs. He also performed Military Service as a Sergeant in the Army National Guard from 1955-1960.

Mr. Begun was a member of a variety of boards, including the current Board Chair for the Baruch School of Public Affairs, as well as a board member for the Parks Council of New York City, the New York City Economic Development Corporation, and the American Red Cross of Greater New York. He received many awards and honors from such organizations as Housing and Human Services, Inc., the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty, and the Coalition of Voluntary Mental Health Agencies.

Mr. Begun obtained his MA in the Department of Public Law and Government at Columbia University where he also performed post-Graduate work. He earned his BA from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.