Federation of Greater Washington Hires Executive Vice President and CEO

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January 4, 2011 – The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington has hired Steven A. Rakitt to be its Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer.

Rakitt, currently the President and CEO of The Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta, was unanimously approved by The Board of Directors of The Jewish Federation and will begin his tenure at The Federation in February, 2011.

“It is an honor and privilege to be selected for this position,” said Rakitt. “My personal values and passion have always aligned with the mission of Federation. I look forward to forging my experience and passion for this work with the strong foundation of The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington.”

Rakitt will be tasked with championing The Federation’s mandate to inspire, connect, educate and support Jews locally, in Israel and around the world.