Zaq Harrison has worked in the private sector, in banking and international finance, for more than 20 years. He has published articles on the US Real Estate Market and Public Policy. Born and raised in rural America, Zaq was an accomplished athlete, and served as an IDF combat soldier in the armored corps during the first Lebanese War, Operation Peace for Galilee. He then worked in education, and even after transitioning to the private sector, has maintained a lifelong passion for education. Over the past 25 years, therefore, Zaq has devoted his spare time to developing educational programs and mentoring students in nonprofits such as Hadassah Young Judaea and BBYO. In 2011 Zaq wrote “They Are All Gone” for the HBO documentary “Sport in America: Our Defining Stories,” on the personal impact of the murder of the 11Israeli Olympians at the 1972 Munich games. In 2012, he created the educational program Olympic Choices, and was the driving force and an official speaker at official 40th commemoration memorial ceremonies for the Munich 11.