Home > JFNA Briefing: Dallas Federation Names Kramer as CEO
DALLAS FEDERATION NAMES SUSAN KRAMER AS CEO
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
"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
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