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.