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Jan. 4, 2011


The Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas has appointed Susan Kramer as President and Chief Executive Officer. The appointment of Kramer, who will assume the post next month, concluded a national search by the Mandel Center for Leadership Excellence of The Jewish Federations of North America.


Currently the Chief Development Officer of the Allied Jewish Federation of Colorado, Kramer plans and implements the federation's annual Total Choice Tzedakah campaign and helped to launch the federation's collaborative model for fundraising.


Officials of The Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas said they are looking forward to Kramer's arrival. "The Dallas community is fortunate to hire a person with such passion and energy for the Jewish people," said David Veeder, chair of the board of the Federation. "Susan clearly possesses the leadership, vision and enthusiasm necessary to take our community to the next level."


Kramer began working at Federation after a successful career as a business owner and entrepreneur. Her volunteer work in founding the Boulder Jewish Festival led her to an interest in Jewish communal work. Kramer’s was first hired as the Boulder Division Director of the Federation, and was eventually was promoted to Chief Development Officer.


Kramer has been involved nationally as a speaker and trainer, teaching innovative fundraising to Federation leaders and professionals across the county. She earned a BS from the University of Maryland and a Masters in non-profit management from Regis University.


"The Mandel Center and JFNA should be proud that Dallas is one of the largest 'Large-Intermediate' Federations to have a woman CEO at its helm," said the Federation's Search Committee Co-Chair Jeff Rasansky. "Susan's style of leadership and enthusiasm will lead Dallas to extraordinary heights for many years to come."


The Mandel Center for Leadership Excellence at The Jewish Federations of North America provides a full range of Federation executive talent acquisition and transition services.

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