Alan Solow served as Chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations from January 2009 through May 2011.
Mr. Solow also served as chair of the Jewish Community Centers Association (JCCA) from 2006-2010. He joined the board of the Jewish Community Centers Association (JCCA) of North America in 1997 and was elected Chair in 2006, where he was responsible for activities throughout North America and in the JCCA Israel office. He also played a key role in coordinating the JCCA’s activities with the Israel Association of Community Centers. He was a Vice Chair of the World Confederation of Jewish Community Centers and is a director for life of the Jewish Community Centers of Metropolitan Chicago.
He served as chair of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Chicago from 2005-2007, having served previously as Chair of Government Affairs. During his tenure there, Mr. Solow regularly interacted with Israeli officials, including the Ambassador to the United States and the Consul General to the Midwest, as well as government leaders and officials during visits to Israel.
Mr. Solow has served in various leadership capacities with the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago and Jewish United Fund as well as with Jewish Federations of North America, Sinai Health Systems of Chicago, and Jewish Council for Youth Services. He currently serves on the boards of CLAL, the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership, and Israel Policy Forum. He is a past Board Chair of Interfaith America.
Mr. Solow practiced law for 37 years and currently is the founder of Grover Strategies LLC, a public affairs firm.
He is a long-time participant in Jewish relations with political leaders of both parties at the state and federal level. He received his A.B., summa cum laude, from the University of Illinois and his J. D. cum laude, from Harvard Law School.
Mr. Solow and his wife live in Chicago.