Jackie Congedo is the Director of the Jewish Community Relations Council, which builds bridges between the Jewish and non-Jewish communities and advocates on behalf of the Jewish community and Israel. Congedo received a BA in journalism from the University of Maryland’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism, where she graduated summa cum laude. After graduation, she worked the next nine years as an award-winning reporter at television news stations in Washington, DC; Lexington, KY; and Cincinnati, OH. Most recently, Congedo led public relations efforts for the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati and directed and implemented marketing and communications strategy for the JCRC and the Federation’s Israel Center. Congedo is also a graduate of the Jewish Nonprofit Leadership Institute.
PRESIDENT, WALTER SPIEGEL
Walter Spiegel is Vice President/General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer for Standard Textile Co., Inc., where he is responsible for managing Standard Textile’s global legal affairs and its corporate compliance efforts. Before joining Standard Textile, Mr. Spiegel was employed as Senior International Trade Attorney for NCR Corporation, as a partner in a Washington, D.C. law firm, and as a law clerk for a Federal District Judge in Atlanta. Mr. Spiegel has served on the Board of Trustees of the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati, the Board of Directors of Rockwern Academy, and the Board of Directors of Camp Livingston. Mr. Spiegel is also the co-founder and the Chair of the Board of Advisors of the University of Cincinnati College of Law’s Institute for the Global Practice of Law and is a past President of the Southwest Ohio Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel. Mr. Spiegel is a graduate of Emory University and The University of Michigan Law School.