Shep Englander — Federation Journal
Jewish Federation Hires Director of Strategic Impact
Here is the public relations release:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
After an extensive national search, the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati has named Jan Evans its Director of Strategic Impact, which replaces the Federation’s essential Director of Community Building position. Evans comes to the Federation from Fusion Alliance Inc., where she served as senior leader in consulting and project and account management.
As the Director of Strategic Impact, Evans will ensure that the Federation and its partner agencies’ strategies and impact reflect community needs. She will oversee the Federation’s community planning, allocations for community programs and services, agency relations, and Israel programs. As The Jewish Foundation of Cincinnati and the Jewish Federation continue to analyze the results of the 2019 Cincinnati Jewish Community Study and begin to build the Cincinnati 2030 vision and plan, Evans will help convene and empower participants in the community-wide visioning and strategic planning process.
“Jan is a smart, principled professional with the experience in complex project management and execution that our community needs now more than ever,” said CEO Shep Englander. “Her experience in using data to measure impact will help us set clear goals to ensure that we remain a first-class community for years to come.”
Evans has a broad range of senior project management experience, including at private sector firms like Fusion Alliance Inc., WhittmanHart, Inc., and Bridge (now Possible). She has led multi-functional teams and projects that have included data management, research, and analytics. She also has expertise in strategic communications, having served as Associate Creative Director at Bridge/ImageMatrix and as a writer and producer for several broadcast television news organizations including WLWT and WCPO. Evans is a Certified Organizational Development Process Consultant (ODPC).
“Jan brings a wealth of expertise to this role, at a very critical time for the organization,” said Jewish Federation President Debbie Brant. “As we begin to plan for how to make our community even more vibrant and inclusive through our Cincinnati 2030 vision, her strong background in managing multi-faceted projects and strategic planning is ideal.”
Evans has been very active in the Cincinnati Jewish community for more than a decade. She has been involved with Jewish Federation’s Women’s Philanthropy, served on the Mayerson JCC Marketing Committee and as their grand opening chair, was a member of the Camp Livingston board, and is a member of their strategic planning committee. She lives in Blue Ash with her husband, Ross, and their daughter. She also has two adult sons.
“I am thrilled to have Jan leading our Community Building team at the Federation,” said Danielle V. Minson, Chief Development Officer and Managing Director. “We have valued her passion and commitment to our community as a volunteer for a long time, and I know that she will bring the same dedication to this new role as a professional.”
“I’m honored to have the opportunity to work with the Jewish Federation and so many talented volunteer leaders, especially during this challenging time,” Evans said. “Our team is committed to strengthening engagement and promoting our values in and beyond the Jewish community, in a way that will enable us to continuously adapt to change and shape the best future possible.”
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