NEWS RELEASE: August 13, 2010
Biz Journal Selects JCC's Lynn Wittels as 1 of St. Louis' Most Influential Business Women
St. Louis – Today, Lynn Wittels, President & CEO of the St. Louis Jewish Community Center (JCC), was honored in front of more than 700 people at the Renaissance Grand as one of St. Louis’ Most Influential Business Women, an annual program led by The St. Louis Business Journal. This year’s winners, twenty five in all, were selected by a panel of judges made up of the Business Journal’s editorial staff and program sponsors including Armstrong Teasdale, Deloitte, PNC Bank and the University of Missouri-St. Louis.
This annual award recognizes remarkable women who excel in careers in the business arena in the St. Louis area. “Lynn is not only a great leader but a savvy business woman,” said Michael Staenberg, Board Chairman of the JCC. “She has been instrumental in turning around the J operationally and financially, working hard to ensure that generations to come will have a J in the St. Louis community.”
Earlier this year, Wittels was recognized by FOCUS St. Louis, winning the “What’s Right with the Region” award.
Wittels, who earned her B.S. degree in business from Washington University, was named President & CEO of the JCC in 2007, but prior to that was the agency’s Chief Operating Officer. A native of Cincinnati, Wittels was active in the J there as a child, and has served on the St. Louis JCC’s Board of Directors as well as Chairperson of the Helene Mirowitz Department of Jewish Community Life.
The JCC of St. Louis is a multi-generational gathering place, offering more than 250 programs and services for the St. Louis Jewish community and the community-at-large each year. Serving more than 65,000 people, the agency has two locations, Creve Coeur and Chesterfield, as well as its nationally known Judaic residential camp, Camp Sabra, at the Lake of the Ozarks. For more information, visit www.jccstl.com.