SOURCE: Methuselah Foundation

May 16, 2008 15:26 ET

Methuselah Foundation Welcomes Roger Holzberg as Chief Marketing Officer/Creative Director

SPRINGFIELD, VA--(Marketwire - May 16, 2008) - The Methuselah Foundation is pleased to announce that Roger Holzberg, formerly Award winning Vice President/Creative Director at the Walt Disney Company (first at Disney Interactive, then at Imagineering), has joined the Methuselah Foundation as Chief Marketing Officer. Mr. Holzberg is taking the lead in honing the Methuselah Foundation's marketing strategy as it pursues its mission of extending healthy human life.

While at Disney, Roger had the opportunity to lead the creative development for a broad portfolio of projects ranging from PlayStation games to theme park icons; from mass audience interactive experiences and rides to commerce applications that promote and sell the worldwide resorts and cruise line; to the MMOG Virtual Magic Kingdom. He is listed as "inventor" for four Disney patents.

Before Disney, Roger helped build Knowledge Adventure, creator of the Jumpstart brand, and was a creative leader in interactive projects like Steven Spielberg's Director's Chair and Starbrite Worlds Online. In "classic media" he has written and directed feature films and television, but is particularly proud of researching/writing "The Living Sea" (Academy Award nomination for best documentary -- IMAX).

"Having served on the Methuselah Foundation advisory board since 2003, I am thrilled to take the lead in building public awareness for this extraordinary science initiative," Holzberg said.

About the Methuselah Foundation

The Methuselah Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to accelerating the development of foreseeable, science-based therapies to combat aging. Its main activities are the funding of SENS research, and the Methuselah Mouse Prize, which is being offered to the scientific research teams that significantly extend the lifespan of middle-aged laboratory mice. Further details of the Methuselah Foundation can be found at:

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