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CEO Succession Case Study:
Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston

Few organizations in Jewish life can match the scale and scope of CJP’s search for a new CEO—or the pedigree of its search committee. But in assembling a team of all-stars—and then executing a search with precision and professionalism—CJP’s board provides a model to which all organizations can aspire.

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  • “What impressed me about the committee wasn’t their resumes, but their talent and intelligence.
    We spoke exactly as I want to be able to speak to a board—with honesty.”

    Rabbi Marc Baker, New CJP CEO

New CEO Rabbi Marc Baker served as Head of Gann Academy for more than a decade prior to joining CJP. According to one of his references for the position, “His heart beats for every Jewish person on the planet.” 

Search Committee Co-Chair Shira Goodman is the former president and CEO of Staples Inc. and serves as an advisor to several Fortune 500 companies.

Search Committee Co-Chair Aron Ain is CEO of Kronos and the author of “WorkInspired: How to Build an Organization Where Everyone Loves to Work.”

  • “There will be no spectators on this committee.”

    Aron Ain, Search Committee Co-Chair

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