JCC Chicago Announces Agency Leadership and Staff Promotions
Northbrook, IL – February 3, 2020 – JCC Chicago is proud to announce important changes to its leadership team and related promotions, introduced by Addie Goodman, President/CEO, JCC Chicago. The changes are effective immediately.
Brad Finkel has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer, JCC Chicago. He previously served as Regional Vice President, South Central, WI and Director, Camp Chi in Lake Delton, WI. In his new role, Brad will maintain oversight of Camp Chi and manage all day-to-day agency operations.
Anita Denes-Meador has been promoted to Chief Program Officer, JCC Chicago. Previously, Anita served as Regional Vice President, City. As Chief Program Officer, Anita will oversee program performance, evaluation and expansion.
In their respective positions, Brad and Anita will maintain the regional reporting structure that has been highly effective for the agency, with Brad overseeing the North Shore region and Anita the City region. They will work in deep partnership to address all areas of operations and programming for the agency.
Steve Levy, Chief Marketing Officer, has become JCC Chicago’s first Chief Experience Officer. In his role, Steve will lead the Marketing and Communications, Customer Experience, Data Solutions and Technology functions for the agency, leveraging their growing intersection to build business defining brand experiences.
Jon Levin, Associate Director, Camp Chi, has been promoted to Director, Camp Chi. Other noteworthy promotions on the Camp Chi leadership team include Joelle Kelenson, who has been promoted to Associate Director, Kyle Kolling who has been promoted to Assistant Director and Ari Wartell who has been promoted to Assistant Director of Operations.
“The growth of JCC Chicago over the past five plus years has been extraordinary,” said Addie Goodman. “As an agency, we’re reaching 60,000 community members each year with programs and experiences of impact, powered by the most talented, dedicated team of professionals with whom I have ever worked. It’s my honor to be able to recognize and elevate exceptional talent within the agency. Brad, Anita, Steve, Jon, Joelle, Kyle and Ari are not only great at what they do, but they have built deep, meaningful connections in the community and with their staff. I congratulate each of them and know they are poised for great success.”
JCC Chicago is a non-profit organization inspired by Jewish values, bridging traditions and generations to create a more vibrant, connected community. JCC Chicago is a partner with the Jewish United Fund in serving our community.