Federation staff take on new roles

Two long-time Federation staff members have taken on increased responsibilities to help lead the Jewish community into the future.

Stephanie Smartschan is serving as the new director of community development and operations after spending the past eight years as director of marketing. 

In her new role, Smartschan will help to create, implement and evaluate the Federation’s strategic vision and annual operating plan. Smartschan’s new responsibilities will include leading Women’s Philanthropy, further developing and managing corporate sponsorships, planning and implementing large-scale campaign and community-wide events and helping to manage internal operations. In addition, she will continue to provide oversight and guidance to the Marketing Department on all projects and publications.

Aaron Gorodzinsky is now the new director of campaign and security planning after serving as the director of outreach and community relations for the past six years. 

In his new role, he will take the lead on the Annual Campaign for Jewish Needs, including its Men’s Division and Maimonides Society. He will also continue to oversee the Community Relations Council  and serve as the go-to person for all things security. He will also remain the community’s liaison to its Partnership2Gether region in Yoav, Israel.