Mae Rosenberger

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Fanny Mae Levy Rosenberger (born June 5, 1921 in Mandeville, Louisiana; died June 8, 2010 in Birmingham) was the CEO of Rosenberger's Birmingham Trunk.

Mae, the daughter of Morris and Juliette Levy, grew up in New Orleans and attended Sophie Newcomb College (part of Tulane University). She married Mel Rosenberger on August 26, 1940 and moved with him to Birmingham. She began working at the business founded by her father-in-law in 1955 and succeeded him as president. She later turned that role over to her son, Ken and assumed the title of CEO.

Rosenberger was the first woman elected to the Board of Directors of the National Luggage Dealers Association in 1973. She retired due to illness in February 2010 and died in June of that year. She is buried at Elmwood Cemetery.

References

  • Williams, Roy L. (May 8, 2005) "On the record: Mae Rosenberger, CEO, Rosenberger's Birmingham Trunk." Birmingham News
  • "Fanny Mae Rosenberger" obituary (June 10, 2010) Birmingham News