Tom A. Bernstein

Chair Emeritus

Tom Bernstein is President and Co-Founder of Chelsea Piers, L.P. He is also Co-Chairman of Chelsea Piers Connecticut and Chairman of Chelsea Piers Fitness. Mr. Bernstein was one of the two principals of Silver Screen Management, Inc., and the affiliated Silver Screen companies. which financed 75 films with the Walt Disney Company, including such box office successes as “Beauty and the Beast,” “Pretty Woman” and “The Little Mermaid.”

From 1989 to 1998, Mr. Bernstein was one of the principal owners of the Texas Rangers Baseball Club with the ownership group led by George W. Bush. Mr. Bernstein serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Partnership for Public Service, Chairman of the Human Freedom Advisory Council of the George W. Bush Presidential Center, and Chair of the Advisory Council of the NYU Stern Center for Business & Human Rights. He is also Co-Chair Emeritus of Human Rights First and Chairman Emeritus of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.

From 1978 to 1983, Tom was an attorney with the entertainment department of the law firm of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison in New York.  He served as a law clerk from 1977-1978 for the Honorable Jack B. Weinstein in Federal District Court in New York.

Tom is a graduate of Yale College ('74 summa cum laude) and Yale Law School ('77), where he was an editor of the Yale Law Journal.  He is married to Andrea E. Bernstein.  They are the parents of three young adults: Sam (Yale 2014), Lee (Brown 2015), and Will (Yale 2018).