Thursday, January 31, 2013

Michael Sonduck Appointed CEO of Federation!

The Jewish Federation of San Diego is honored and delighted to announce that Michael Sonduck has accepted the position of President and Chief Executive Officer of our Federation, effective immediately. As interim CEO for these past ten months, we were fortunate to observe Michael’s skills in many areas especially in helping us forge a new purpose and strategy for our Federation and building improved relationships with our partners and donors. We are so fortunate that his seven years prior experience as Federation’s Chief Operating Officer affords us the added benefit of a smooth transition. Michael possesses the leadership, vision and enthusiasm that will move us to the next level in our community.

Michael has been associated with the Federation since 2004, as a consultant, Director of Strategic Implementation and as Chief Operating Officer.  Prior to working for Federation, Sonduck led a management consulting practice for twenty-five years focusing on the role of leadership in strategic change.  His clients included business, government and non-profit leaders.  He is a published author and accomplished public speaker. He has been active as a synagogue Board member and led strategic planning activities for several synagogues and Jewish organizations. He is a graduate of George Williams College.

The selection process was conducted with consultation from the Jewish Federation of North America’s Mandel Center for Leadership Excellence.

Claire Ellman, Board Chair


  1. Mazel tov. Continued success to you and Federation.