Edward Finkel is the Regional Director for the Jewish Federations of North America Network of Independent Communities, serving communities from Maine to the U.S. Virgin Islands. He previously served as Assistant Regional Director of United Jewish Appeal and, as President of EJF Associates, a philanthropic consulting firm. He is a visionary fund raising professional, serving in senior management roles at Jewish Federations and as a consultant to many Jewish organizations. Edward Finkel, a trained broadcast journalist, is a graduate of Boston University College of Communications and Boston’s Hebrew College Prozdor. He serves in leadership capacities to several organizations on the local, national and international level and has been honored for his contributions to them.