ADL’s Arizona Region welcomes Marc Lerner as Chair of the Regional Advisory Board. He begins a 2-year term this month. Lerner is a Hearing Attorney for Mercy Care, a large Medicaid Plan administered by Aetna, a business unit of CVSHealth. He is also on the Board of Ryan House and was part of the Wexner Foundation’s Wexner Heritage Program for which he is currently serving a term as an alumni delegate. Lerner is also a Past President of Congregation Beth Israel where he has served in a range of positions, including several years as the chair of the camp committee.
Lerner succeeds Donna Pollack Johnson, who, during her more than 2-year tenure, ably guided the region through these very challenging times. Despite such unusual circumstances, Donna collaborated with appropriate stakeholders to ensure that Board meetings continued and the work of ADL Arizona persevered.
Lerner completed his undergraduate work at Washington University in St. Louis, and later earned two graduate degrees after getting married and having three children. Lerner completed an MBA from what is now the W.P. Carey School of Business and a law degree from the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, both at Arizona State University. While in Law School, Lerner was the Executive Editor for Jurimetrics: The Journal for Law, Science, and Technology.
Arizona’s interim Regional Director Tammy Gillies said “The strength that Marc brings to the position of Chair continues Donna’s legacy of incredible leadership. We are extremely grateful to Donna for her steady guidance during these challenging times, and we look forward to the bold, strategic vision Marc brings to the role of Chair during a time when antisemitism and hate of all kinds continue to rise.”