May 15, 2012
Michael Siegal nominated to head Jewish federations
Michael Siegal of Cleveland has been nominated to chair the board of trustees of the Jewish Federations of North America.
The JFNA nominating committee on Monday also announced the nomination of Dede (Diane) Feinberg of Washington, D.C., as chair of the Executive Committee and Stephen Silverman of Jacksonville, Fla., as treasurer.
JFNA’s Board of Trustees will vote on the new officers at the General Assembly in Baltimore in November.
Siegal, the chairman and CEO of Olympic Steel, is the current board chair of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland and has held many leadership positions in his community. Most recently he served as chair of the federation’s 2009 and 2010 annual campaigns, which raised more than $56.5 million during his two-year term. Siegal is a current JFNA board member, a former Executive Committee member and a member of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee board. He also serves as a member of the national Board of Directors and Executive Committee of Israel Bonds.
Feinberg is past president of the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington and co-chair of the 2009 JFNA General Assembly in Washington. She currently serves on the Executive Committee, Board of Directors and as vice chair of the United Israel Appeal, and is a member of the Board of Governors at The Jewish Agency for Israel. In Washington, she chaired the Israel@60: A Capital Celebration on the National Mall. She has served in a range of leadership roles at the Washington Federation, including president and campaign chair, and at organizations including the United Jewish Endowment Fund of Greater Washington.
Silverman has been chief operating officer of Raven Transport Company in Jacksonville since its inception in 1985. He is an active member of the ITCC, ATA and Chamber of Commerce Committee of 100, as well as past chair and advisory board member for the University of Georgia Transportation Seminar. He is also on the Board of Directors of the Truckload Carriers Association and is a director of the Florida Trucking Association.