ORT America – Ohio Region named Greg Marcus president, beginning Jan. 1, 2018. He succeeds Gary Desberg, who served as president for two years.
“I have been involved with ORT for many years and look forward to continuing the strong Cleveland legacy,” said Marcus, who has been on the ORT America – Ohio Region board for more than 30 years.
Alex Kadis was selected chair of the region’s Next Gen initiative aimed at bringing more young professionals into the organization.
“ORT America does important work around the world,” said Kadis, who works at the Jewish Education Center of Cleveland. “I look forward to helping spread the word to a new audience, and working with them to help this region continue to be an incubator for national and international ORT leaders in the years ahead.”
Kadis’ parents, Suellen and Larry, have been involved with ORT for decades. Larry Kadis has been national president of ORT America since March 2016 and Suellen Kadis was selected ORT Cleveland Woman of the Year in 2012.
Publisher’s Note: Greg Marcus is a member of the Cleveland Jewish Publication Company Board of Directors.