Milton & Tamar Maltz biography

Milton Maltz
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer,
The Malrite Company

Milton Maltz founded Malrite Communications Group, Inc. in 1956 and served as its Chairman and CEO until the Company was sold in 1998. Under his direction, Malrite became one of the most successful operators of radio and television properties in the country with stations stretching from New York to Los Angeles.

Mr. Maltz has been using his years of entertainment experience and expertise to develop distinctive entertainment projects around the country. Two outstanding achievements of his civic endeavors have been his involvement in the founding and development of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum and his creation of the Maltz Family Foundation. He also conceptualized and created the widely acclaimed International Spy Museum of Washington, D.C., which opened in 2002.

Mr. Maltz began his career in broadcasting as a child actor in radio dramas originating in Chicago and also appeared in a number of television broadcasts during the medium’s infancy. Over the years, he has worked in all aspects of the broadcast industry, including news and management. Mr. Maltz wrote, produced and directed “The Fight for Freedom,” a series of radio dramas reflecting the struggle for the creation of the State of Israel.

As a respected and active member of the broadcast industry, and a member of its Hall of Fame, Mr. Maltz created the National Association of Broadcaster’s Task Force for Free TV, served on its Political Action Committee and was a Director of the Radio Advertising Bureau and Vice-Chairman of the Independent Television Association.

Mr. Maltz has been active in numerous philanthropic and civic organizations. Over the years, he has worked as a trustee of PLANNED Life Assistance Network, former Chairman of the Finance and Investment Committee of the Jewish Community Federation of Cleveland and served as Co-Chair of its Public Relations Committee, a trustee of the Anti-Defamation League of B-nai Brith, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA), the Montefiore Home, the College of Jewish Studies, the Cleveland Play House and The Temple-Tifereth Israel. The State of Israel Bonds awarded Mr. Maltz the Gates of Jerusalem Medal in recognition of his support of Israel’s economic development.

Mr. Maltz earned a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the University of Illinois. He served in the U.S. Navy and was assigned to the National Security Agency in Washington.


Tamar Maltz
Founder and President, Board of Trustees, Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage

Tamar Maltz has served on the Board of Directors for the Montefiore Home and the Friends of the Library at Siegal College. She was earned many awards and honors, including the Planned Life Assistance Network’s “Trailblazer of the Year” award in 1994 for her work to establish opportunities for individuals with mental illness. She is Founder of the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage, and serves on the Board of Directors of the National Association for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression; The Malrite Company; the International Spy Museum, in Washington, DC, and The Cleveland Museum of Art. She and her husband Milton direct the Maltz Family Foundation, supporting many philanthropic interests including The Lifelong Learning Society’s Tamar and Milton Maltz Center for Education at Florida Atlantic University and the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression.