John M. Stein Inducted onto Board of Governors of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion

Friday, September 7, 2012

John M. Stein was inducted onto the Board of Governors of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion at its meeting on June 25, 2012 in New York.

“We are honored to welcome John Stein, whose corporate leadership and devotion to the Jewish people are a source of strength as we advance our mission in preparing leadership for North American Jewry and providing dynamic educational and cultural outreach to the Cincinnati community,” said Rabbi David Ellenson, HUC-JIR President.

Stein is President and a founder of FSI Group LLC, Elbrook Holdings, LLC and Trapeza Capital Management, LLC, a group of Registered Investment Advisors with $4 billion of assets under management.   From 2007 through 2008, he was Executive Chairman of FSI Realty Trust.

He has been a director several public companies, including Great Florida Bank, based in Miami, Florida (2005 - 2010), Civitas BankGroup, Inc., of Franklin, Tennessee (2005 - 2007), and Superior Financial Corp, of  Fort Smith, Arkansas (1998- 2003), as well as several private financial services companies.

Prior to founding FSI, he served as Vice President and Manager of the Market Risk Analytics Group of Bankers Trust Company (1993-1995). Prior to joining Bankers Trust, he was a commercial and investment banking consultant in the Financial Services Strategy Practice of The MAC Group/Gemini Consulting.

He has been on the National Board of Governors of the American Jewish Committee (AJC) since 2008, and serves on its Budget Committee, Regional Office Committee, and Contemporary Jewish Life Steering Committee.  He is currently President of the AJC Cincinnati Regional Office.  He is Vice President of the Board of the Mayerson JCC in Cincinnati, and has been on its Board since 2005.  He is a member of the Joint Investment Committee of the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati.  He is also active in AIPAC and is member of the Policy Circle of the Rand Corporation.

He received a B.A. in Public Policy from the University of Chicago in 1988 and has been a Chartered Financial Analyst since 1997.

He and wife Jennifer live in Cincinnati with their three children.  They are members of Wise Temple, in Cincinnati.


Founded in 1875, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion is North America's first 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 American Jewish Archives, 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