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JEWISH FEDERATION OF PALM SPRINGS AND DESERT AREA ANNOUNCES NEW CEO

 

Jan. 12, 2010

The Jewish Federation of Palm Springs and Desert Area has named Bruce C. Landgarten as its new Chief Executive Officer.  The appointment of Landgarten, who will assume the post on February 1, concludes a national search conducted in collaboration with the Mandel Center for Leadership Excellence at the Jewish Federations of North America.

Most recently Landgarten served as director of the South Peninsula of The Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Sonoma and Marin Counties. Previously, he lead the Jewish Community Centers of Charlotte North Carolina and Walnut Creek California. Landgarten began his career at the JCC of Detroit after receiving a B.S. and Masters of Education from Wayne State University.

"We are delighted to welcome Bruce Landgarten to our community.  We are so fortunate that he comes to us with a strong background in community building, management and fundraising. He possesses the leadership, vision and enthusiasm that will bring us to the next level in our Annual Campaign," said Roberta Nyman, president of the Board of the Jewish Federation of Palm Springs and Desert Area.

"We look forward to working with Bruce, whose experience in Federation and JCC organizations enables him to bring a unique set of abilities and perspective ideally suited to lead the Federation," said Jerry Silverman, President and CEO of The Jewish Federations of North America. 

"We thank the Mandel Center for their excellent performance in our search for a new CEO. Their ability to reach and evaluate potential candidates was of tremendous help to our search committee.  Their guidance during each step of the process was invaluable," added Nyman. 

The Mandel Center for Leadership Excellence provides a full range of Federation executive talent acquisition and transition services. 



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