Update on CEO Search

By Leslie Kirby and Fred Zimmerman

Since our last update to the community, the search process has taken shape and we have made notable progress. The search committee has met and begun its work and we are in the midst of finalizing a job description which will be posted in the near future.

Committee co-Chairs, Leslie Kirby and Fred Zimmerman, have met with major donors, and Leslie with agency leadership and clergy. Several key themes were clear, many dealing with the direction of the search, but also with the changing nature of the community and how those will intersect.

Early in the process, the Federation Board approved the engagement of a search firm. After conducting several interviews, we have recommended, and the search committee has accepted, the hiring of Sageview Consulting. The committee has also heard the results of our community meetings and has delved into the themes that emerged.

Our intent is to provide as much insight into process and progress as we can, while still being mindful of our legal and ethical obligations of confidentiality in our deliberations. We believe that balancing respect for both our community’s and our candidates’ needs will give us the best possible outcome.

We will have further updates as we progress. In the meantime, if you have suggestions or feedback for the search committee, please feel free to email us at: nashvillejfedsearch@gmail.com.


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