John M. Shapiro

AJC President

John M. Shapiro is a managing director of Chieftain Capital Management, Inc., which he co-founded in 1984. Previously, he worked at Central National Corporation and Merrill Lynch & Co. Prior to assuming the role as AJC’s national President, John served as chairman of the AJC Board of Trustees. In addition to his AJC involvement, John is chairman of Lawyers for Children, and vice chairman of The American Academy in Rome. He is also a trustee of The Rockefeller University, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, The Jewish Museum, and the Jerusalem Foundation. In addition, he is a member of the Committee on Drawings and Prints for The Museum of Modern Art. He previously served as president of the UJA-Federation of New York, and president of The Dalton School in New York City. John received a BA degree from Wesleyan University and an MBA from Columbia Business School. John is married with two children.