Press Release

Jonathan Greenblatt Named to The NonProfit Times Power & Influence Top 50

ADL CEO Named to Distinguished List for Seventh Year in a Row

New York, NY, August 1, 2022 ... ADL (Anti-Defamation League) congratulates its CEO Jonathan Greenblatt for his recognition on The NonProfit Times’ 2022 Power & Influence Top 50 list for the seventh year in a row. This annual award, now in its 25th year, honors the nonprofit sector's leaders for innovation, influence on the broader sector, and for developing organizational models that can be replicated. 

“It is so well-deserved for Jonathan to be featured on this list every year since he took the helm of the organization in 2015. He stands among other trailblazing leaders working to build a more just world,” said Ben Sax, Chair of ADL Board of Directors. “Amid an increasingly polarized environment, non-profit organizations create opportunities for connection and problem solving to address challenges that impact all parts of society.”

As the CEO and National Director, Greenblatt has established himself as the leading voice fighting antisemitism and all forms of hate. Under Greenblatt, ADL has modernized its operations, innovated its approaches to counter antisemitism from all sides and enhanced its efforts to combat extremism in all forms. During his tenure, ADL rebooted its Center on Extremism that analyzes and monitors extremists and hate groups; created the Center for Technology and Society in Silicon Valley to fight the rising tide of online hate and harassment; and executed Stop Hate for Profit, the successful campaign that organized businesses, celebrities, nonprofits and policy makers to fight the rampant racism, antisemitism and extremism on Facebook. ADL also expanded the work of its Government Relations, Advocacy and Community Engagement team, establishing clear policy priorities designed to fight domestic terrorism, reduce online hate and extremism, and prevent antisemitism.

In 2022, Greenblatt released It Could Happen Here, a book that sounds an alarm, warning that hate and systemic violence is gathering momentum in the United States – and that violence on a more catastrophic scale could be just around the corner.

Before joining ADL, he served in the White House as Special Assistant to President Obama and Director of the White House Office of Social Innovation, and he co-founded Ethos Water, which was acquired by Starbucks in 2005.

ADL is the leading anti-hate organization in the world. Founded in 1913, its timeless mission is “to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment to all.” Today, ADL continues to fight all forms of antisemitism and bias, using innovation and partnerships to drive impact. A global leader in combating antisemitism, countering extremism and battling bigotry wherever and whenever it happens, ADL works to protect democracy and ensure a just and inclusive society for all.