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William C. Daroff


As the Chief Executive Officer of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, William Daroff is the senior professional guiding the Conference’s agenda on behalf of the 50 national member organizations that represent the wide mosaic of American Jewish life.

For nearly 15 years he served as Senior Vice President for Public Policy and Director of the Washington Office of The Jewish Federations of North America, where he was the chief lobbyist and principal spokesperson on public policy and international affairs for 146 Jewish Federations and more than 300 independent communities.

Named by The Jerusalem Post as being among the fifty most influential Jews worldwide, and by The Forward newspaper as one of the fifty most influential Jews in America, Daroff steadfastly guides the leadership of American Jewry through its thorniest issues. He builds consensus among the Conference’s diverse membership to craft cohesive foreign policy goals for the American Jewish community. He advocates for a secure Israel, for strengthening the US-Israel relationship, and the protection and security of Jews worldwide. Daroff is an international leader fighting antisemitism in all its forms, both in America and abroad.

As CEO of the Conference, Daroff is in continual dialogue with key policymakers, members of Congress, and the White House. He regularly engages with the diplomatic corps in Washington and at the UN on a range of issues that are of interest to the American Jewish community. He is frequently invited to give testimony before committees of the US Senate, US House of Representatives, European Parliament, and Knesset. Daroff also travels extensively to meet with governmental and Jewish communal leaders from across the globe, including the top leadership of the Israeli government.

Daroff received his Bachelor’s Degree (summa cum laude) in Political Science & History, Master’s Degree in Political Science, and Juris Doctorate from Case Western Reserve University in his hometown of Cleveland, OH. He is an adjunct Professor at George Washington University and a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

He met his wife, Heidi Krizer Daroff, in Krakow, Poland in 1995, while studying at Jagiellonian University, from which they both received certificates in the history of Eastern European Jewry and the Holocaust.

You can find him on the platform formerly known as Twitter at @Daroff.