Eric Fingerhut

Eric Fingerhut DEMDemocrat

American politician, attorney, and academic administrator

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Eric FingerhutDEMDemocrat American politician, attorney, and academic administrator
64
Years of Age
2
Years of Experience
OHResidence (state)

Eric David Fingerhut (born May 6, 1959) is an American politician, attorney, and academic administrator, serving as the President and CEO of The Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA). Prior to his appointment at JFNA, he served as president and CEO of Hillel International from 2013 to 2019. Earlier, he served as the corporate Vice President of Education and STEM Learning business at Battelle Memorial Institute, Chancellor of the Ohio Board of Regents, Ohio state senator and member of the United States House of Representatives for one term. Fingerhut was appointed Chancellor of the Ohio Board of Regents on March 14, 2007 by Governor Ted Strickland. This position is a member of the Ohio Governor's Cabinet. On February 22, 2011, he submitted his resignation to Gov. John Kasich, effective March 14, 2011, after serving four years of his five-year term. Chancellor Fingerhut earned a reputation as an innovative leader and ardent advocate of the value of higher education.

Education5 - 5 of 3
Northwestern University
Cleveland Heights High School
Stanford Law School
Past Positions1 - 2 of 2
Representative
United States House of Representatives, Ohio
1993 - 1995
Experience
Attorney