Contract extension for Mark Shapiro

MILWAUKEE – The Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center Board of Directors announced that JCC President & Chief Executive Officer Mark Shapiro has signed a contract extension to continue serving as the head of the non-profit, social services agency.

Mark Shapiro

The extension, which goes into effect immediately, ensures that Shapiro will lead the $13 million wellness, education, and community services organization through 2022.

“This is a good day for both the Milwaukee Jewish community and the Jewish Community Center,” said board chairman Jamie Miller in a statement.  “This contract is a testament to Mark’s commitment to our inclusive mission, the exceptional performance of the JCC under his leadership, and the board’s optimism for continued community service in the years ahead.”

“I say every day that I’m blessed to be the president & chief executive officer of the JCC – and today is no exception,” said Shapiro.  “To be a member of this community, entrusted with the resources and obligations to bring this great mission to Milwaukee – and alongside friends and family throughout this community – is among the greatest honors of my life.”

Shapiro was named president & chief executive officer in November of 2014, after serving as executive director. Prior to joining the JCC, Shapiro served as assistant director of JCC Camp Chi in Chicago and owned a small business in the private sector. Shapiro is a member of the Jewish Community Centers of North America’s Board of Directors. He studied psychology at Indiana University and lives in Bayside with his wife and daughters.