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Ms. Friedman is active in the fields of business, education, the arts, and national politics.  The owner of a commercial and residential real estate firm in Pittsburgh, PA, she also serves as a member of the board of trustees of Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.  For the past six years, Ms. Friedman has been a member and supporter of American Friends of the Louvre, an organization of American and French art lovers.  She previously served for eight years as a member of the collectors committee of National Gallery of Art in Washington DC.  Appointed by President Bill Clinton in 1999, she served on the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities.  She is currently on the board of Orpheus Chamber Orchestra in New York City.  In 1993 she co-founded the Women’s Leadership Forum (WLF) of the Democratic National Committee, an organization that encourages women to participate in national Democratic Party affairs. Today the WLF boasts a membership of several hundred thousand women across the country who raise significant funds for the party and take an active role in political affairs. Since moving full-time to Palm Beach, she has become a member of The Society of the Four Arts, served as president of Ballet Florida, and was a director of Palm Beach Centennial Commission.  In 2012 she Co-Chaired the Carnegie Mellon University School of Music 100th Anniversary/Centennial Celebration held in Benedum Center for the Performing Arts in Pittsburgh, PA and in Carnegie Hall in New York City.