Rebecca Goodman, director of leadership development of the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona, has announced that she will be leaving Tucson and her position at the Federation in December 2012. She and her husband, Ted, will be moving to Indiana where he will be taking a position as assistant professor of management in the Krannert School of Management at Purdue University. The Federation will be conducting a search to replace Goodman.
A number of other changes are taking place at the Federation. Brenda Landau, who joined the Federation in 2008, has been promoted to vice president for community planning and women’s philanthropy. She will be absorbing the responsibilities of two part-time positions that have been eliminated, and she will be handing off Jewish Community Relations Council responsibilities to Bryan Davis, who has been promoted to director of the JCRC. Davis will continue in his role as director of the Federation’s Holocaust Education Resource Center. Rosi Vogel, who began in a part-time position with the Federation this spring, has been promoted to campaign and Bnai Tzedek coordinator. She will be job-sharing her campaign role with Jennifer Buchanan, who intends to transition to part-time after planned maternity leave.
“We are blessed with a truly devoted and talented staff team at the Federation,” says Federation CEO Stuart Mellan. “Rebecca’s departure will be a tremendous loss, as her energy and talent contributed to great growth in our young leadership programming. But we will continue to thrive by utilizing the talents of the great folks who remain on-board, some of whom will now be in new positions of leadership.”