Malcolm Lazin, Executive Director, Equality Forum
Mr. Lazin is a former federal prosecutor who oversaw successful grand jury investigations into white-collar crime and official corruption. He served as chair of the Pennsylvania Crime Commission and a litigation partner in a Philadelphia law firm.
He was president of the real estate development company that built the first public-use project on the Philadelphia waterfront. He chaired the Philadelphia Waterfront Developers Council, where he championed infrastructure that helped further transform the city’s central waterfront district.
As chair of the Washington Square Committee, Mr. Lazin spearheaded a multiyear effort resulting in the inclusion of Washington Square, the largest Revolutionary War burial site (located in Philadelphia), into Independence National Historical Park.
Mr. Lazin is the executive producer of three award-winning documentaries: Gay Pioneers, JIM IN BOLD and Saint of 9/11.
He has received numerous local, state and federal awards for public service, including the U.S. Attorney General’s Distinguished Service Award; Prime Mover of the Hunt Alternatives Fund; Special Agent, IRS Intelligence Division; Delaware Valley Legacy Fund’s Lifetime Hero Award; Creative Leadership in Human Rights Award of the National Education Association; and Trustee Emeritus of Lebanon Valley College.