Chief Operating Officer
Don joined the Jewish Federation as Chief Financial Officer in November 2014 and became Chief Operating Officer in July 2017. In 2019, he served as Interim CEO, guiding the organization through a successful leadership transition. Since 2017, Don has led the effort to develop a new and expanded Holocaust Museum and stepped in as the Acting Executive Director in addition to his COO duties.
Don brings more than 25 years of experience in senior leadership with both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. Over the years he has worked for Monsanto, Liguori Publications, and Berkshire Hathaway. Don grew up and continues to live with his family in Southern Illinois. He earned both his BS and MBA degrees from Saint Louis University.