As Senior Associate Executive Director and Chief Advocacy and Program Officer, Dan Elbaum works to focus and align AJC’s programs and initiatives for greater impact. His specific responsibilities include supervision of AJC’s 22 regional offices; its college campus activities; its pioneering young leadership programs; national political outreach; global interfaith and interethnic work; marketing and communications; and media relations, all major components of the 112-year-old agency’s policy agenda.
Elbaum has appeared in media outlets ranging from NBC Dateline to Al Jazeera, and has published opinion pieces in The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, and other publications in the U.S. and Israel. Prior to assuming his current position, he was AJC Director of Regional Offices, and before that Regional Director of AJC Chicago. He came to AJC after six years as Civil Rights Counsel and Director of Development for the Anti-Defamation League’s Midwest Region. Prior to entering Jewish communal life, Elbaum was a felony prosecutor in the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Law.
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