American Jewish Committee Announces Appointment of Congressman Ted Deutch as Next Chief Executive Officer

American Jewish Committee (AJC) today announced it has appointed Ted Deutch, member of the United States House of Representatives and lifelong Jewish and pro-Israel activist, as the organization’s next Chief Executive Officer, effective October 1, 2022.

Rep. Deutch was unanimously selected by AJC’s 28-member Executive Council, the organization’s most senior lay body, following an extensive national search for a successor to AJC CEO David Harris, who has led the organization since 1990. Mr. Harris will remain AJC CEO until Rep. Deutch assumes the role, after which Mr. Harris will stay on as a consultant for one year to assist in a seamless transition.

Currently serving his seventh term in Congress representing Broward and Palm Beach Counties of South Florida, Rep. Deutch is known for reaching across party lines to build bipartisan consensus. He has been a champion in Congress on issues of concern to the Jewish community – most notably, combating antisemitism, supporting the State of Israel, and countering the threats posed by Iran.

To read the full AJC press release click here.