Cincinnati Union Bethel has announced the appointment of Beth Schwartz, Cincinnati, as its new President and CEO. The appointment followed a national search by the agency’s Selection Committee, working with Gilman Partners, an executive search firm. Ms. Schwartz will succeed Stephen MacConnell, who is retiring after 17 years at the helm of CUB, the oldest social service agency in the region.
Schwartz has been the CEO of Jewish Family Service (JFS) for the past 11 years. Prior to leading JFS as their chief professional, she also served the organization as the Associate Director and Director of Aging and Refugee Resettlement Services. “Following Steve MacConnell’s successful tenure, I am so honored to lead Cincinnati Union Bethel into its 200th anniversary,” said Schwartz. “I am passionate about the innovative programs and services offered by CUB that help women reach their greatest potential and which contribute to the exciting collaborative effort in greater Cincinnati to bring children out of poverty.” “I am pleased to welcome Beth Schwartz to CUB,” said Kathy Haines, Chairperson of CUB’s Board of Trustees. “We look forward to her leadership and vision for carrying forward the work Steve MacConnell has done to provide affordable housing, supportive services, and educational programs that assist the most vulnerable in our community.
Kathy Haines added, “We are very grateful for Steve’s leadership of the agency for these past 17 years while we look forward to the future under Beth’s direction.”