June 25, 2019

Anthony Meyer Elected Chair of Board of Governors of American Jewish Committee

Anthony E. Meyer has been elected Chair of the Board of Governors of the American Jewish Committee (AJC), the leading global Jewish advocacy organization, for a three-year term beginning in June, 2019.

“I am deeply honored to have been elected AJC’s Board Chair, and look forward to working closely with AJC’s extraordinary professional staff and dedicated lay leadership, alongside my good friends David Harris (Chief Executive Officer), Harriet Schleifer (President) and Matthew Bronfman (Chair, Board of Trustees).” said Meyer.  “AJC has long been the leading American Jewish advocacy organization, with powerful activism and global reach.  I’m humbled to have been asked to follow in the tradition of so many legendary American Jewish leaders to advocate for Jewish interests in the United States and worldwide.”

A resident of New York City, Meyer is a long-serving member of AJC’s National Board of Governors, and has served on its Executive Council since 2016.  He has also served as co-chair of AJC’s Berlin Ramer Institute since 2012, a member of AJC’s Investment Committee since 2015 and an ex-officio member of AJC’s Budget and Audit Committees.

Meyer is an entrepreneur, private investor and philanthropist who serves as President of Ocean Road Advisors, Inc., a privately-held “family office” investment management company and Chairman of privately-held Meyer and Co., LLC, a New York City-based merchant banking firm with diversified investment interests. As a serial entrepreneur and investor, he has founded companies in the real estate, investment management, healthcare and education businesses.  Meyer is also the Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees of City University of New York’s Macaulay Honors College Foundation, a Trustee of Geneva-based UN Watch and has served on several civic task forces affiliated with the New York City government. He graduated from Harvard College in 1982 as a John Harvard Scholar, with a magna cum laude degree in Economics, and received his MBA from Harvard Business School with distinction in 1984.

Other senior AJC officers elected at the recent AJC Global Forum include Harriet Schleifer, President; Matthew Bronfman, Chair, Board of Trustees; Steven Wisch, Associate Chair, Board of Trustees; Cliff Goldstein, Associate Chair, Board of Trustees; Kim Pimley, Chair, Advocacy; Michael Tichnor, Chair, Leadership Development; Matthew Coen, Chair, Global Communications; Frank Linde, Treasurer/Secretary; and David Berz, Associate Treasurer.