Mayer Fertig

Communications, News and Media, and Husband and Father in New Jersey

Mayer Fertig

Communications, News and Media, and Husband and Father in New Jersey

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I’m chief communications officer for the American Committee for Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem, based in New York City. Previously, I led communications at the Orthodox Union and media relations and public affairs at Yeshiva University. In the first phase of my career, I was a journalist, most recently as editor-in-chief and publisher of a weekly newspaper. Before that, I was the managing editor of WCBS Newsradio 880 in New York City. Earlier, I anchored morning newscasts on suburban radio stations in the New York and Philadelphia markets.

In leading communications and marketing at nonprofits, I am an advisor to organizational leaders, lead crisis management, and plan and execute growth and improvement. I respect donors and repay their trust by seeking to get the most out of each charity dollar in the budget. I am also proud of my reputation as a kind and effective manager who is good to work for. My core value is to treat others as I would wish to be treated.

As a volunteer, I serve on the board of a not-for-profit called Jew In the City that makes a material difference in individual's lives. I am also on the board of my synagogue and a security volunteer receiving advanced counter-terrorism training, hopefully breathing new, non-ironic life into the expression ‘weekend warriors.’ A close friend and I co-founded a volunteer ambulance corps. I earned a degree in Broadcast Journalism at Brooklyn College and, much more significantly, met my wife. We have been married and raising our family for more than 25 years.

  • Education
    • Brooklyn College