Jared Powers
Jared Powers

The Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta has a new chief executive officer.

The center’s board of directors named Jared Powers  the agency’s new CEO effective March 1. Powers now is the agency’s chief program officer and oversees more than $17 million in programming revenue, the center said in press release.

Powers joined the MJCCA in 2005. Under his leadership, the MJCCA greatly expanded its day camps to become the largest JCC day camp in the country and enhanced and grew numerous program areas, the center said.

“It has been an honor to be an integral part of the growth and development of this dynamic agency for the past 11 years,” said Powers. “The MJCCA has always been an important part of my life, and I couldn’t be more excited for this opportunity to lead this transformative agency that is so essential to the Atlanta community.”

Powers succeeds Douglas Kuniansky, chair of the center’s board of directors, who had been acting CEO for six months. Powers was selected after more than 200 candidates from 25 states were considered for the position, the center said. “After our comprehensive search, the choice was clear. Jared’s track record of financial growth, combined with his leadership and bold vision, make him the ideal person to take the helm as CEO of the MJCCA,” said Gumer

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