Jackie Congedo

Jackie COngedo

The Jewish Federation of Cincinnati has hired Jackie Congedo as their new Public Relations Manager. Congedo will manage the day–to–day public relations activities within the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati and the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC).

“I’m thrilled to be joining a passionate team at the Jewish Federation. There are so many incredible stories to tell about the charitable work happening throughout the community, and I’m excited to make sure the world knows how Cincinnati’s Jewish community is leading the way for everyone.”

Congedo will work closely with other members of the Federation’s production team to craft media materials, work with local, national and trade media, as well as generate meaningful coverage through targeted strategies. She will also be leading social media strategy and execution.

Congedo received a B.A. in journalism from the University of Maryland Philip Merrill College of Journalism, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude. After graduation, she worked the next nine years at various television news stations as a reporter, most recently at WLWT in Cincinnati. She’s also active on the board of Melanoma Know more, a non–profit organization. “The impact of the Federation is far reaching within the Jewish community but also within the greater Cincinnati community,” said Pam Geller, Director of Marketing and Communications at the Federation. “Jackie’s experience with local media and passion for creating impactful stories will help communicate our mission and impact in inspiring new ways.”

The Jewish Federation of Cincinnati has also hired Avi Ram as their new Chief Operating Officer. Ram will replace Dan Fagin, who held the position for about three years before leaving to become the CEO of Cedar Village. Ram will oversee the development and implementation of the Jewish Federation’s strategic plan, financial management, operations, human resources, and information technology.

“After a career in international management consulting, improving the effectiveness of high tech and other businesses, I am excited to now serve on the management team of a non–profit that plays a crucial role in building and coordinating the Jewish community here in our adopted home town. I am looking forward to working with this group of extraordinary staff and community leaders and to bringing enhanced business practices to the Federation.” Ram explained.

Ram’s core responsibilities, will be overseeing the Federation’s strategic planning, shaping the organizational culture to advance the Federation’s mission, and implementing the Federation’s workflows and procedures.  He will also oversee Shared Business Services, which enables twelve other community non–profits to outsource their budgetary, accounting, human resources and information technology functions.

Ram, who was born in Israel, graduated with a Bachelors in Science in industrial engineering and an MBA from Tel Aviv University School of Business. His background in management consulting and IT systems analysis focused on project management and operations excellence. This experience enabled him to manage complex projects for more than 15 years in South Africa, England, Switzerland, and other countries in Europe before coming to Cincinnati in 2012.

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