NEW YORK (May. 15)
Daniel Krifcher has been chosen as the next president of JTA’s Board of Directors. Krifcher, 43, of Potomac, Md., will succeed Howard Friedman, who will become chairman of the board, in October. JTA’s board voted Krifcher into the position at its spring meeting on May 11 in New York.
Krifcher, who brings with him a wealth of corporate and technological experience, was an executive at America Online from 1994 until this year. His last job with AOL was chief operating officer for the Internet giant’s dial-up business.
Krifcher currently is a JTA vice president and chairman of the organization’s product development and marketing committee. Before that, he led a task force charged with drafting a strategic plan for the agency.
He’s enthusiastic about his new position.
“I look forward to partnering with the JTA professional and volunteer team to help JTA take even greater advantage of the many new technologies and distribution channels that are now becoming available,” Krifcher said.
Norman Lipoff, chairman of JTA’s board and its nominating committee, praised the incoming president.
“It’s very exciting to have this young, energetic, highly skilled individual take the helm,” Lipoff said.
Krifcher also serves on the boards of Harvard Hillel, the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington, the United Jewish Endowment Fund of Greater Washington, and the Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School. He serves on the marketing committee of the United Jewish Communities federation umbrella organization, is active in the American Israel Public Affairs Committee and is a Wexner Heritage Fellow.