The Honorable Meryl Frank is the former United States Ambassador to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women.

Prior to being appointed Ambassador by President Obama, Ambassador Frank served as Mayor of Highland Park, NJ for eight years, where she forged what New Jersey’s leading newspaper called “the Highland Park Model” for ethics and good government and set the standard for other municipalities in innovative methods of delivering municipal services.

Ambassador Frank authored the federal Family and Medical Leave Act signed by President Clinton in January of 1993 and the New Jersey Family Leave Act signed by Governor Kean in 1989.

She has served on the National Board of the Democratic National Committee’s Women’s Leadership Forum and as the Democratic Co-Chair of the Bipartisan Commission on the Appointment of Women.

She is the National President of the Women’s Division of the American Jewish Congress.