The Governance Board of Jewish Family and Children's Service (JFCS) has elected Phoenix Deputy City Manager Rick Naimark as the next board chairman.

After three successful years leading the JFCS board, the outgoing chairman, Richard Gottlieb, will step down.

Naimark has worked for the city of Phoenix for 25 years. He has a master's degree in public policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and an undergraduate public policy degree from Stanford University. He is active in the community, serving on the boards of the Valley of the Sun United Way, Hospice of the Valley, Local Initiatives Support Corporation, and the Arizona Science Center.

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