About Our CEO, Gil Preuss

Gil Preuss PhotoGil Preuss has been the Chief Executive Officer of The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington since 2017. Under his leadership, Federation has become a leading convener and connector of the Greater Washington Jewish community and a sought-after thought partner for Jewish and other communal, national, and global agencies, synagogues, and institutions.

Gil’s tenure has included seeing Federation through a new strategic plan, the COVID-19 pandemic, and rising antisemitism, as well as an expanding focus on building a vibrant Jewish community. He speaks and writes frequently on community building and engagement, combating antisemitism, the need for collective pursuit of a vibrant Jewish future, and more.

Gil joined Federation following seven years as Executive Vice President at Combined Jewish Philanthropies (CJP) of Greater Boston, where he oversaw strategic planning, financial resource development, and community allocations. He received his B.S. from the University of Michigan, his M.S. from Cornell University and his Ph.D. from the Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Gil is married to Terri Brown Preuss, who is the National Director of the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute Conversations program, and with whom he has four children.