ADL Leadership

  • October 3, 2012


National Chair

Barry Curtiss-Lusher, elected National Chair of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) in November 2012, has been actively involved in ADL for more than three decades. A businessman and community leader in Denver, Colorado, Mr. Curtiss-Lusher has held a series of national leadership positions with ADL, including Development Chair, Vice Chair of Development & Regional Operations, and Chair of the Nominating Committee. He has served on ADL's National Commission since 1993, and as a member of the National Executive Committee, the League's highest policymaking body, since 2000.

He has participated in many leadership delegations abroad, including Israel, Europe, Turkey, Jordan, Poland and the United Arab Emirates.

Mr. Curtiss-Lusher has served in numerous leadership positions with the ADL Mountain States Region, based in Denver, since joining a young leadership program there in 1982. He has chaired most of the region's committees, including civil rights, government affairs, international affairs, development and strategic planning. He served as Mountain States Regional Board Chair in 1999-2000 and, in 2007, was presented with ADL's Distinguished Community Service Award.

Mr. Curtiss-Lusher is a graduate of Yale University and the University of Michigan Law School.



National Director

Jonathan Greenblatt, the sixth National Director of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), is an accomplished entrepreneur and innovative leader with deep experience in the private, public, and non-profit sectors. As chief executive of ADL, Jonathan leads all aspects of one of the most respected civil rights organizations in the country.

Prior to heading ADL, Jonathan served in the White House as Special Assistant to President Obama and Director of the Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation. There, he led the Administration's efforts to use financial innovation, national service, and public-private partnerships to accelerate economic recovery, boost job creation, and strengthen local communities.

Jonathan came to that role after a long career as a serial social entrepreneur and corporate executive, starting and scaling businesses focused on creating economic value and social good. He co-founded Ethos Brands, the business that launched Ethos Water, the premium bottled water that helps children around the world access clean water. Ethos Water was acquired by Starbucks in 2005, and Jonathan then became Starbucks' vice president of global consumer products and joined the board of the Starbucks Foundation.

Jonathan also founded All for Good (AFG), the open data platform designed to enable more people to serve. Launched with support from Google, AFG has emerged as one of the largest databases of volunteer opportunities on the Internet. AFG was acquired by Points of Light in 2011. Jonathan served as CEO of GOOD Worldwide, a diversified media company whose products include the award-winning GOOD Magazine and the popular website Earlier in his career, he worked as an executive at (now Move Networks), joining the company as a product manager and eventually heading up its consumer products unit. Move was acquired by News Corp in 2014.

Jonathan has served on numerous corporate and non-profit boards, including the African Leadership Foundation, the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles, Kevita, KaBOOM! and He is a member of the 2006 class of Henry Crown Fellows at the Aspen Institute and is a Next Generation Fellow of the American Assembly. He taught at the Anderson School of Management at UCLA from 2006 to 2011 and served as a senior fellow at the Wharton School of Management in 2014. Jonathan graduated cum laude with a BA from Tufts University and earned his MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

Jonathan's ADL roots run deep. As an undergraduate at Tufts, he interned in ADL's New England Regional Office in Boston, and he is a graduate of ADL's Salvin Leadership Program. Jonathan is married to Marjan Keypour Greenblatt, an Iranian-American who came to the US as a political refugee and worked as an associate director in ADL's Pacific Southwest Regional Office in Los Angeles for nearly eight years. They have three children, and live in New York.



National Director Jonathan Greenblatt
Deputy National Director Kenneth Jacobson
Chief Operating Officer Clifford Schechter

Division Directors

Civil Rights Deborah M. Lauter
Development Nina Hanan
Education David S. Waren
Finance and Administration Michael A. Kellman
Information Technology Sam Memberg
International Affairs Michael A. Salberg
Leadership Marvin S. Rappaport
Marketing and Communications Todd Gutnick
Regional Operations Bob Wolfson
Washington Affairs Stacy Burdett
General Counsel Steven C. Sheinberg
National Director Emeritus  Abraham H. Foxman


The list of board members is included in the current Annual Report.