Mark Freedman began his Jewish communal career serving as the associate director of communications for the Greater Miami Jewish Federation from 1983 until 1986. From 1986 to 1995 he was the executive director of the Southeast Region of the American Jewish Congress, where he significantly enhanced the region’s fundraising and development efforts, and also served as the chief lobbyist to pass Holocaust Education Act in 1994.
From 1995 until 2008, Mark was the executive director of the Jewish Federation of San Antonio. During his tenure, the Federation spearheaded a $20 million capital campaign that led to the construction of the 125,000 square foot Campus of the San Antonio Jewish Community, which opened its doors in 1999. Mark also oversaw the increase in the San Antonio Federation’s endowment fund from $4 million in 1995 to over $20 million by 2007.
Mark has also been involved in numerous leadership activities with JFNA, where he served as chair of the Intermediate Federations Executive Directors’ group and was one of only 25 Federation professionals selected to participate in the Mandel Center’s Executive Development Program from 2005-2007. He began his tenure in Nashville in 2011.
Mark received doctoral degree from The Ohio State University.