Jackie Congedo Named Chief External Relations & Community Engagement Officer at HHC

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The Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center is at a pivotal and exciting time of growth, when the mission of ensuring lessons from history inspire action today is sadly more relevant than ever. Just a few weeks ago, we ANNOUNCED A TRANSFORMATIONAL $18 MILLION GIFT to catapult our work forward, creating opportunities to develop new programs and resources for our community and beyond. As we look ahead at this time of expansion and growth, we are thrilled to be adding new talent to our wonderful team.

HHC is thrilled to announce that JACKIE CONGEDO will be joining the team in July as the Chief External Relations & Community Engagement Officer. This is a key position that will grow the HHC’s Cincy Upstander Project, lead initiatives to build and execute brand, foster strategic partnerships, and expand relationships with policy makers, community leaders, donors and other influencers and stakeholders.

Jackie has worked at the Federation for the past seven years, first as Federation’s Public Relations Manager then as the JCRC Director. As the JCRC Director, Jackie’s tremendous communication skills, vision, and humanity guided the critical work of Jewish community relations and advocacy during a period marked by an unprecedented rise in antisemitism. Among Jackie’s greatest achievements has been creating and organizing the Leaders in Light Institute. This first-of-its-kind leadership development program, with a cohort of 27 influential local leaders, is designed to address trends of extremism and polarization and to strengthen democratic practice and civil society. A gifted writer and speaker, she has amplified the voice of Cincinnati’s Jewish community in op-eds and interviews as well as through governmental contacts. Her commitment to collaboration shows as she builds alliances with community groups on common issues. Her instincts, vision and humanity have fostered community relationships and led to strategic innovations that have been widely lauded and replicated on a national level. In recognition of Jackie’s accomplishments, Jackie was recently honored with the Alice and Harris Weston Junior “Avodah” professional award in recognition of talented professional leaders. Prior to her work in Cincinnati’s nonprofit community, Jackie spent nearly a decade as a broadcast journalist, working for stations in Washington, D.C.; Lexington, Kentucky; and here in Cincinnati, Ohio, where she specialized in enterprise and investigative stories.

We are grateful to the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati for their ongoing partnership. This is a testament to the collaborative spirit of our community and the Federation’s Talent Management initiative, which seeks to keep and nurture great talent to lead us into the future.

Jackie will be starting in her new role at the Holocaust and Humanity Center on July 5 and can be contacted at [email protected]. As we strive to meet the challenges of our moment and create a better future, we are thrilled to welcome such star talent to our team.

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The Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center exists to ensure the lessons of the Holocaust inspire action today. Located at Cincinnati’s historic Union Terminal, HHC educates more than 200,000 community members through its educational initiatives, innovative digital and in-person programs, virtual tours, and partnerships. For more information, visit WWW.HOLOCAUSTANDHUMANITY.ORG.