Randall Czarlinsky was named director of AJC Houston in 2006 after four years as director of the Jewish Federation of Greater Charlotte. He served for more than 11 years as director of the Community Relations Committee (CRC) of the Jewish Federation of Greater Houston. Before that he was associate executive director of the JCRC of Greater Boston, assistant director of the Jewish Federation of Greater Springfield, MA, and worked for AJC as media specialist in the national office and assistant area director in Chicago and St. Louis. He has also worked for the Seattle Jewish Federation, the Synagogue Council of America, and the Community Council of Greater Washington. Over the past 10 years, he has testified before Houston City Council and U.S. House committees on immigration, the Middle East, and terrorism. At the request of Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, Czarlinsky initiated and coordinated discussions between the city’s top faith and ethnic leaders that led to the creation of Houston’s statement of principles and values on diversity and inclusiveness. Czarlinsky earned an M.S.W. in social strategy-policy from the University of Maryland at Baltimore and a B.S. in journalism from the University of Kansas.