William Daroff is senior vice president for public policy and director of the Washington office of The Jewish Federations of North America. As the chief lobbyist and principal spokesperson on public policy and international affairs for 148 Jewish Federations and more than 300 independent communities, he ensures that the voice of Jewish Federations is a prominent force in the nation’s capital.
William guides the Jewish community’s advocacy efforts on the Federation movement’s key domestic policy issues, from health and human services to elder care, homeland security to strengthening charitable organizations.
He is a key player in foreign policy circles on issues relating to the U.S.-Israel relationship and the Middle East. He is also a leader in the global fight to combat the assault on Israel’s legitimacy, creating and overseeing Federations’ Israel Action Network, and serving on the steering committees of the Prime Minister of Israel’s global task force and the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organization’s working group.
William is a social networking pioneer and evangelist. He was named one of the 50 most influential Jews in America by the Forward and the most influential Jew on Twitter by JTA. Follow him @Daroff.