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ADL names White House aide to succeed Foxman

November 6, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — The Anti-Defamation League has named a successor to longtime national director Abe Foxman.

The Jewish civil rights organization has chosen 43-year-old White House aide Jonathan Greenblatt for the job. Foxman is retiring next July after nearly three decades leading the New York-based advocacy group.

The ADL announced the appointment Thursday at a meeting in Los Angeles.

Greenblatt has served on the White House Domestic Policy Council, helping oversee community service programs such as AmeriCorps. He is a co-founder of Ethos Brands, a premium bottled water company that helps support clean water programs worldwide.

He is the grandson of a Holocaust survivor who fled Nazi Germany. Greenblatt graduated from Tufts University and the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He will take over as ADL national director in July.

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