Long to Replace Lipkin as Youngstown Jewish Federation CEO

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Andrew Lipkin will step down as CEO of the Youngstown Area Jewish Federation at the end of the year.

Lipkin, who will retire effective Dec. 31, 2024, has served in various roles with the federation since 1985, including Jewish Community Relations Council and Women’s Division director, campaign director, assistant federation director and CEO, a position he assumed in January 2015.

The federation has entered into negotiations with Lisa Long, the federation’s financial resource development director, to replace Lipkin.

Long has served in her current role since April 2018 and has worked in Vermont and the Mahoning Valley in a variety of nonprofit roles, including leadership positions, for more than 20 years.

“When we moved here almost 12 years ago, the Jewish community embraced us with open arms and truly made this our home,” Long said. “It is now my turn to return that favor. I am ecstatic and honored to have been chosen as the next leader of Jewish Youngstown. It has been a goal I’ve been working toward since joining the federation in April of 2018. The foundation that our CEO’s, Stanley Engel, Sam Kooperman, and Andy Lipkin, laid has set our community up for success. I am excited to take our federation to the next level. This is not just a career for me – this is a calling. I am building a community for my children and, hopefully, their children. Jewish Youngstown is our home.”

Pictured at top: Andrew Lipkin, Youngstown Area Jewish Federation CEO, and Lisa Long, the federation’s financial resource development director.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.