Mr. Philipson is a retired executive with over forty years of experience in the Biometric Authentication Security industry. He has traveled extensively working on security projects with U.S. Federal Agencies, State Law Enforcement Agencies and Foreign Government Agencies. Mrs. Warech-Philipson moved to Texas in 1981 to work for IBM. After 10 years at IBM she joined the University of Texas and retired after a 23 year career.
The Philipsons have assembled a large collection of artifacts including Jewish related military artifacts, Holocaust era material, WWII propaganda and much more.
The Philipsons lecture internationally on Jewish related subjects including the Holocaust, Propaganda Art and Jewish Military History. The “Gregg and Michelle Philipson Collection and Archive” is regularly exhibited at major museums, universities, colleges, schools as well as U.S. military installations.
Mr. Philipson, originally from Utica, NY, holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in both Finance and Marketing from the University of Buffalo, Buffalo, NY. He and his wife Michelle have been residents of Austin for over 25 years. Mrs. Philipson originally from Far Rockaway, NY holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University in Madison, NJ. Mrs. Philipson’s father, the late Joseph Warech, was a survivor of the Holocaust.
In 2012 former Texas Governor Rick Perry appointed Mr. Philipson a Commissioner to the Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission. He served under both former Texas Governor Rick Perry and current governor Greg Abbott. He served for many years as an advisory board member at Holocaust Museum Houston.