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Addie Goodman, the president and CEO of JCC Chicago, is the latest industry leader to join the Community Rec Advisory Board.

Addie Goodman, the president and CEO of the JCC Chicago, is the latest top executive to join Community Rec Magazine’s Advisory Board.

Goodman joined the JCC Chicago — the largest JCC system in North America — in March 2014 and was named president and CEO in July 2018. She is the JCC’s 12th CEO and the first female to hold this role in the facility’s 115-year history. She has a solid track record as a strategic thinker and relationship builder while successfully managing a variety of fundraising campaigns, building and cultivating major gifts, and creating a culture of giving among board and lay leaders where little existed before.

Prior to joining JCC Chicago, Goodman was the vice president of institutional advancement at Baker Demonstration School where she successfully built and trained boards, managed corporate/foundation and special event fundraising, and all facets of marketing and public relations as it relates to development. Prior to that, she held roles at the YWCA Evanston/North Shore, Youth Job Center of Evanston and Advocate Charitable Foundation. She holds a dual Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and Japanese Language and Culture from the University of Illinois-Champaign/Urbana and a Master of Arts Degree in Japanese Language and Literature from the University of Chicago. Additionally, she is a recent graduate of the Leading Edge CEO OnBoarding program and lives in Evanston with her husband, Sam, and their four children.

Goodman is joining seven other industry leaders on the board. James Morton, the president and CEO of the YMCA of Greater Boston; Steve Tarver, the president and CEO of the YMCA of Greater Louisville; Courtney Harrness, the former executive director of the YMCA of Twin Cities; Carrie Ohorodnyk, the executive director of the Rose E. Schneider Family YMCA; Todd Rockoff, the president and CEO of the Tucson JCC; Art Krueger, the director of The Wave Aquatic and Fitness Center; and Chris Tointon, the president and CEO of the YMCA of Greater Omaha.

The Advisory Board provides advice and support to the Community Rec team and helps them serve the community recreation industry in the best way possible.

If you’d like to learn more about the Advisory Board and the member’s roles, please contact Brittany Howard, the editor of Community Rec Magazine, at brittany@peakemedia.com.

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Taylor Brown is the assistant editor of Community Rec Magazine. She can be reached at taylor@peakemedia.com.

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