Julie Schonfeld is the Managing Director of Leading Ethics
Previously, she served for ten years as CEO of the Rabbinical Assembly, an international organization representing leaders in 26 countries on 6 continents. In this capacity, she was one of the recognized world religious representatives to high-level government officials including the U.S. President, Vice-President, members of Congress, the Prime Minister of Israel, the Pope, the King of Jordan, ambassadors, state and local officials, and other leaders. Julie Schonfeld served on President Obama’s White House Council for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. Newsweek named her one of the 50 most influential Rabbis in America in 2011, 2012 and 2013. She was named as a “Woman to Watch” in 2011.
Julie developed an extensive array of programs on professional ethics, organizational management, issues advocacy, and continuing professional education. She oversaw an organizational ethics and disciplinary committee responsible for reviewing complaints concerning leader conduct, investigating the facts and circumstances of the incidents alleged and applying remedial measures when necessary. She developed and taught programs on boundaries and self-care to improve organizational culture and executive leadership. She advised organizations and institutions on strategy, business management, organizational development, and financial resource development.
Julie has extensive experience working with media: online, broadcast and in print, both out- front and behind-the-scenes. She has spent years on the forefront of fast-moving issues and has first-hand experience concerning the dynamic arc of how news stories and social media events unfold, both from a public campaign strategy and a crisis communications perspective.
Julie has delivered major addresses and authored numerous articles in the national and international press, and is recognized as an accomplished speaker, writer and advocate.