AIPAC names ‘female football fan’ entrepreneur next president

Ron Kampeas

WASHINGTON (JTA) — AIPAC’s next president will be a woman who started a sports media business after she served as an intern for the lobby.

Betsy Berns Korn, 51, now a vice president, was announced on Sunday as the board’s selection.

As is the tradition, the current president of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, Mort Fridman, speaking Sunday to its annual conference, announced the choice. Fridman noted that she worked at AIPAC in 1989 as an intern.

The company Berns formed in 1996, BVision Sportsmedia, publishes books and other media. It was the same year she married businessman Douglas Korn.

In 1999 she authored “The Female Fan Guide to Pro Football,” a book, according to its Amazon blurb, that uses “simple and easy to understand language” so that “Husbands AND wives, boyfriends AND girlfriends can now enjoy their Sunday afternoons together.”