FIDF announces formation of new mega-region

by | Nov 5, 2020 | Other News

Following the expansion and restructuring of the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces’ (FIDF) executive office and welcoming Steven Weil as the new national director and CEO in mid-September, FIDF has formed the new Eastern Region.

Seth Baron, who for the past seven years has served as executive director of the Southeast Region, has been promoted and will now serve as the FIDF executive director of the newly merged Eastern Region. During his tenure, the Southeast Region experienced rapid growth in both fundraising and donor engagement in support of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) soldiers.

“I am excited about the merge of the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast Regions to create the Eastern Region, a decision that reflects our new vision for FIDF, and team-based approach to leadership,” says Steven Weil, FIDF national director and CEO. “Seth’s knowledge of and passion for FIDF’s mission, wealth of management abilities, relationship building skills, and process-driven performance will help him excel in this new position.”

Prior to working at FIDF, Baron served as both the Atlanta area director and the Southern States area director for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) from 2007 to 2013. Baron resides in Kennesaw, Ga., with his wife and two children.

“My life, both personally and professionally, has been dedicated to the Land of Israel and its people,” says Baron. “I look forward to continuing to provide solutions that benefit the well-being, education, and spiritual needs of the men and women who serve in the IDF, protecting Israel and Jews all around the world.”

Joel Nied, FIDF Virginia Chapter president, has worked with Baron during his days with AIPAC and is excited to be working with him, again. “A mega-region will provide new opportunities here in Virginia,” says Nied.

“The new region, stretching down to Georgia, will give us an opportunity to share ideas and provide another way to connect with our friends throughout the Southeast,” says Nied. “Having gone to law school in Atlanta, I have several close friends who are heavily involved in FIDF down there. I am excited that being in this region with them will give me another great reason to keep in touch and collaborate. I am really looking forward to it.”

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