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David B. Edelson Installed as Member of Board of Governors of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion

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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

From left: Andrew Berger, Chair, Board of Governors; David B. Edelson; Rabbi Aaron Panken, Ph.D., President

From left: Andrew Berger, Chair, Board of Governors; David B. Edelson; Rabbi Aaron Panken, Ph.D., President

David B. Edelson was installed as a member of the Board of Governors of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion at its meeting in Cincinnati on May 22, 2017.

David is senior vice president and chief financial officer of Loews Corporation. He joined Loews as senior vice president in May 2005 and became chief financial officer in May 2014. He is also responsible for human resources and IT. Prior to joining Loews, David was executive vice president and corporate treasurer of JPMorgan Chase & Co. Earlier in his career, David was an investment banker with Goldman Sachs & Co. and JPMorgan Chase.

He earned an M.B.A. from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business in 1985 and graduated from Dartmouth College in 1981 with an A.B. in English.

David joined the Central Synagogue board in 2004, served on the executive committee from 2006 to 2009 and as president from 2012 to 2015, and now chairs the trustee nominating committee. He is a trustee and officer of the Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services and a board member of American Jewish Committee New York. At Dartmouth, David serves on the Alumni Council's nominating and alumni trustee search committee, which he chaired for two years. David is a director of AutoNation, Inc.

David and his wife Cindy have been members of Central Synagogue since 1999.


Founded in 1875, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion is North America's leading institution of higher Jewish education and the academic, spiritual, and professional leadership development center of Reform Judaism. HUC-JIR educates men and women for service to North American and world Jewry as rabbis, cantors, educators, and nonprofit management professionals, and offers graduate programs to scholars and clergy of all faiths. With centers of learning in Cincinnati, Jerusalem, Los Angeles, and New York, HUC-JIR's scholarly resources comprise the renowned Klau Library, The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives, museums, research institutes and centers, and academic publications. In partnership with the Union for Reform Judaism and the Central Conference of American Rabbis, HUC-JIR sustains the Reform Movement's congregations and professional and lay leaders. HUC-JIR's campuses invite the community to cultural and educational programs illuminating Jewish heritage and fostering interfaith and multiethnic understanding. www.huc.edu