The Board of Governors of The Associated: Jewish Federation of Baltimore, a leading Baltimore nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening and nurturing Jewish life in Greater Baltimore, Israel and around the world, voted unanimously to approve the appointment of Andrew Cushnir as its new President and CEO. Cushnir will be succeeding Marc B. Terrill who announced his intention to step down from the role one year ago. Terrill has been the organization’s leader for over two decades. Cushnir will begin his tenure in April 2024.
Cushnir brings a wealth of experience and a deep commitment to The Associated’s mission, making him the ideal leader to guide the organization into a second century of growth and impact in Baltimore and beyond. Cushnir currently serves as the Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer of the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles. In this role, he serves on the Federation’s executive team that guides the Federation in addressing complex community and organizational issues. Cushnir previously served as the Federation’s Chief Planning and Program Officer, supervising all its activities in Los Angeles, Israel and around the world.
Prior to his nearly 20-year career at the Los Angeles Jewish Federation, Cushnir was an attorney and public affairs executive who was also active as a Jewish communal lay leader. He is a proud alumnus of the Jewish Federations of North America National Young Leadership Cabinet. Cushnir graduated from UCLA with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and received his law degree from the University of California College of the Law, San Francisco.
Cushnir expressed his excitement about joining The Associated, saying, “I am deeply honored to be chosen to lead The Associated at this pivotal time in its history. The Baltimore community is known throughout the world for its generosity and warmth, its remarkable leadership and an operating structure that gives rise to innovation and collaboration. I look forward to working with the many volunteer and professional leaders who make this community so special to ensure the continued vibrancy of the Baltimore Jewish community. “
The selection of Cushnir followed a comprehensive search process led by an executive search committee and The Associated’s Board of Governors. The board was impressed by Andrew’s background, leadership skills and vision for the future. Terrill, Cushnir’s predecessor, will continue to support the organization during the transition.
“It has been my honor to serve The Associated and the Baltimore community,” said Terrill. “Now as I move onto my next chapter, I am excited to pass the torch to Andrew, a leader with remarkable qualities and a longstanding commitment to the Jewish people and making the world a better place. I have no doubt he will feel as energized by the position as I have for the past 20-plus years.”
Yehuda Neuberger, Chair of the Board of The Associated, said, “After a competitive international search, we are thrilled that Andrew will join our team and lead The Associated into the future. His passion for Jewish life and identity, his vast experience in a large Federation and his commitment to excellence make him the ideal choice for this new role.”