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AJC CEO stepping down after more than 30 years

David Harris, executive director of the American Jewish Committee. (Courtesy)
David Harris, executive director of the American Jewish Committee. (Courtesy)

David Harris, the CEO of the American Jewish Committee, will be stepping down from his role next year after 31 years in the job, the organization says.

“I was given the honor of a lifetime when AJC invited me to become the CEO in 1990, having first joined the staff in 1979,” says Harris. “Since then, I have been blessed with the best job imaginable, including the invaluable support of so many dedicated lay leaders and talented staff colleagues.

“Every single day, I have been grateful beyond words for the opportunity to pursue my lifelong mission — to assist Jews in danger worldwide, support Israel’s quest for peace and security, combat antisemitism, and defend democratic values.”

The hunt for a successor will kick off soon, and the person selected is slated to take over the position in May 2022.

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