March 01, 2011

MAZON welcomes Abby J. Leibman as President & CEO

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Abby J. Leibman, President & CEO of MAZON

Los Angeles, CA (March 1, 2011) – MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger, a leader in the national anti-hunger community, announced the appointment of Abby J. Leibman as its new President & CEO. Ms. Leibman brings to MAZON an extensive background in advocacy in nonprofit and state government arenas and a distinguished record of leadership at prominent nonprofit organizations, including Jewish World Watch, Jewish Family Service, California Women Lawyers, American Jewish Congress, the West Hollywood Human Services Commission, the Jewish Federation Council of Greater Los Angeles, and the Progressive Jewish Alliance. Ms Leibman co-founded the California Women’s Law Center, which she directed for 12 years, and has been a leading advocate for women’s rights and social justice.  She teaches courses on advocacy, justice and civil rights as adjunct faculty at UCLA and American Jewish University.

“It is my great honor to join MAZON as President & CEO,” says Leibman. “The need for MAZON – its advocacy, its policy work and its grantmaking – is more critical than ever before in our lifetime. I look forward to building on MAZON’s remarkable achievements and bringing my passion for advocacy and justice to the struggle to end hunger.”

“The MAZON Board of Directors is excited to have Abby Leibman become our new President & CEO,” says Board Chair Joel E. Jacob. “After conducting a thorough and deliberate national search, we are confident we’ve found the ideal person to lead MAZON. Abby’s exceptional leadership skills, extensive experience with advocacy and record of accomplishment will be strong assets as we work to expand the organization’s reach.”