A seasoned corporate and nonprofit leader will serve as interim chief executive officer at the Oshman Family Jewish Community Center in Palo Alto, center officials announced Tuesday, Jan. 15.
Ric Rudman will take charge starting Jan. 28, while a national search for a new CEO is underway.
He succeeds Alan Sataloff, who recently accepted the CEO position at the Chicago Jewish Community Center, one of the nation's largest JCCs. Sataloff was the Oshman CEO for nine years.
Rudman will manage the day-to-day operations of the JCC. He was executive vice president and chief operating officer of the Electric Power Research Institute in Palo Alto until 2006. He has served on many community boards, including as board president at Congregation Beth Am, Hillel at Stanford University and the Albert L. Schultz JCC, the predecessor agency to the Oshman center.
"Ric has deep roots and knowledge of our community as well as a distinguished career in senior roles in corporate and non-profit businesses. Our board is confident in Ric's ability to manage the center during this transition while we seek an outstanding next CEO to lead and grow the OFJCC," said Daryl Messinger, Oshman's board president.
"It is an honor to serve as interim CEO at the Oshman Family JCC. Our family has deep roots in this community and with my past JCC board experience, I feel I am 'coming home,'" Rudman said.
The Oshman Family JCC serves more than 9,000 members and the larger community through social, cultural, educational, fitness and wellness programs.