Meet Federation’s New CEO, Gil Preuss

Gil Preuss has worked at Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston for the past 13 years most recently as the Executive Vice President. As the Executive Vice President, Gil oversaw strategic planning, financial resource development and community allocations. During his tenure, Gil led CJP’s two recent strategic plans. These plans helped reimagine the role of a Jewish Federation in the Boston area. Over his years at CJP, Gil helped lead and launch several new initiatives including a comprehensive day school initiative, community based Israel Advocacy, and an integrated strategy to address poverty within the Jewish community. He partnered closely with donors to help develop and fund these initiatives that have led to community wide change. Prior to CJP, Gil worked at the Jewish Community Federation of Cleveland where he supervised agency allocations.

Before moving to work at the Cleveland Federation, Gil was an Assistant Professor at the Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University where he taught courses on Organizational Behavior, Competitiveness and Human Resource Practices in Non-Profits.

Gil received a 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. He 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. His oldest child will be a senior at the University of Rochester, another will be in Israel for a gap year and the two youngest will be attending Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School.