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Lia Chang: Lord & Taylor CEO Brendan Hoffman to receive 2011 “Father of the Year” and Milton Margolis Humanitarian Award in New York on June 16

Lord & Taylor CEO Brendan Hoffman, NBA All Star Anthony Mason and Russell Simmons at Lord & Taylor Fifth Avenue’s Ultimate Night Out on June 9, 2011.© Lia Chang

Lord & Taylor CEO Brendan Hoffman, NBA All Star Anthony Mason and Russell Simmons at Lord & Taylor Fifth Avenue’s Ultimate Night Out on June 9, 2011.© Lia Chang

Congratulations to Brendan Hoffman, President and CEO of Lord & Taylor, who will be honored with the National Father’s Day Council’s 2011 “Father of the Year” and Milton Margolis Humanitarian Award. The awards will be presented at the 70th Annual Father of the Year Awards luncheon at the Sheraton New York Hotel in New York, on Thursday, June 16, 2011 at noon. All proceeds will benefit Save The Children’s U.S. Programs.

Mr. Hoffman has served as President and CEO of Lord & Taylor, a division of the Hudson’s Bay Trading Company, since September 2008, and was previously President and CEO of Neiman Marcus Direct. He began his retail career in the Executive Training Program at Lord & Taylor, and received both his undergraduate degree and MBA from the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Hoffman and his wife Abby currently reside in Westchester with their two children, Matthew and Julia.

“We are very pleased to honor Brendan with these two well-deserved awards,” said Stuart M. Goldblatt, Chairman of the National Father’s Day Committee and Executive Vice President of Macy’s Merchandising Group. “He is a proven retail industry leader, whose dedication to his family, career and community service makes him a role model to his children and to fathers everywhere.”

As part of its commitment to support meaningful philanthropies dealing with issues affecting mothers, fathers and children, the National Father’s Day/Mother’s Day Council, Inc. has donated more than $24 million to date to meaningful charities nationwide.

About The National Father’s Day Council
The National Father’s Day Committee is part of the Father’s Day/Mother’s Day Council, Inc., a non-profit membership association that has as its mission the recognition and awarding of honors to role model contemporary Fathers and Mothers, while at the same time contributing to issues affecting the life and well-being of men, women and families. Past honorees have included Presidents Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan, Generals Douglas MacArthur, Colin Powell and Norman Schwarzkopf, sports notables Dwyane Wade, George Forman and Steve Young, and communications leaders Tim Russert and Brian Williams. To learn more about The National Father’s Day Council, visit

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Lia Chang is an actor, performance and fine art botanical photographer, and an award-winning multimedia journalist.

As a photographer and videographer, Lia collaborates with artists, organizations and companies in establishing their documentary photo archive and social media presence. She has been documenting her colleagues and contemporaries in the arts, fashion and journalism since making her stage debut as Liat in the National Tour of South Pacific, with Robert Goulet and Barbara Eden. Lia currently plays Nurse Lia on “One Life to Live”. She has appeared in Wolf, New Jack City, A Kiss Before Dying, King of New York, Big Trouble in Little China, The Last Dragon, Taxman and “New York Undercover”.

Selections of Lia’s archive of Asian Pacific Americans in the arts, fashion, journalism, politics and space are in the newly created LIA CHANG THEATER PHOTOGRAPHY PORTFOLIO in the ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN PERFORMING ARTS COLLECTION housed in the Library of Congress Asian Division’s Asian American Pacific Islander Collection.

Lia’s portraits and performance photos have appeared in Vanity Fair, Gourmet, German Elle, Women’s Wear Daily, The Paris Review, TV Guide, Daily Variety, Interior Design, American Theatre,, Life & Style, OUT, New York Magazine, InStyle,,,,,, The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, USA Today, The Boston Globe, New York Times and Washington Post. A former syndicated arts and entertainment columnist for KYODO News, Lia is the New York Bureau Chief for She writes about culture, style and Asian American issues for a variety of publications and this Backstage Pass with Lia Chang blog.


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