Hillel at ASU Welcomes Four New Members to its Board of Directors

TEMPE, AZ – Hillel at Arizona State University appointed four new members to the board of directors for a two-year term. Dan Friedman, Blaine Light, Jennifer Schwarz, and Cory Shapiro will join the 13 member board led by Ed Ober, President.

These new members represent a wide range of expertise and experience in organizational leadership and a shared belief in Hillel at ASU’s mission to enrich the lives of Jewish students at Arizona State University.

“We are excited to have these accomplished individuals join our Board of Directors,” said Debbie Yunker Kail, Executive Director. “Their passion for Hillel at ASU’s mission and their diverse skill sets will greatly enhance our ability to create positive change and make a lasting impact on Jewish students at Arizona State.”

Dan Friedman is the Vice President of North American Sales at Entegral, a software subsidiary company of Enterprise Holdings. He is proud to have sent all three of his children to Arizona State and to Hillel at ASU. He and his Wife Kristin have been married for 28 years, and live in St. Louis, MO. He is also the Director-at-Large for the Jewish Federation of St. Louis and co-chair of the Jewish Federations of North America Cabinet Alumni Task Force. He has previously served as the JCRC-St. Louis Nominating and Governance Chair.

Blaine Light is currently the Chief Operations Officer at Zendoor, a Phoenix-based property management solutions company. Prior to his work at Zendoor, he worked as the Director of Expansion for Endpoint, and as a Senior Operations Manager for Uber. He is a lifelong resident of Arizona and a graduate from the University of Arizona, where he was the VP of his SAM chapter. He was a founding member of Moishe House Phoenix, and currently serves on the board of the JNFuture chapter in Arizona.

Jennifer Schwarz is a holistic health practitioner who moved to the valley in 1995 with her now husband Steven. Upon their arrival, they felt a void of programming for Jewish young adults and founded the Young Leadership Division of the Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix. Jennifer also served on the Jewish Federation Governance Task Force, on the AIPAC board, as a founder of The Jewish Genetic Diseases Project, and on the Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center Playground Building Project. She continues to be committed to expanding Jewish programming for young adults. Jennifer and Steven live in Paradise Valley and have 3 adult children.

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