Jesse I. Aweida

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According to the American Task Force on Palestine's web site, Jesse I. Aweida is involved in governance of the organization, although his exact role is not identified.

The ATFP web site states that he is "is the General Partner of Aweida Venture Partners, a venture capital firm that specializes in technology investments. Prior to establishing the venture business, Mr. Aweida founded Storage Technology Corporation, a company in the computer storage field which he built into a $1 billion company in 12 years.

"Mr. Aweida was born in Palestine and spent his early years in Haifa. After leaving his home in 1948, he worked in the oil fields of Saudi Arabia for 2 years prior to coming to the US in 1952.

"After graduating from Swarthmore College in 1956, he joined IBM Corporation where he was employed for 13 years in various engineering positions. During that time, he also received his MS degree from Syracuse University."