Kathy E. Manning of Greensboro, NC, is the chair of the Board of Trustees of The Jewish Federations of North America, the first woman to hold the top leadership position in the Federation system. She chaired the CEO Search Committee, which successfully recruited Jerry Silverman, the new CEO of The Jewish Federations of North America (formerly UJC).
Ms. Manning is the immediate past chair of the Executive Committee, and previously served as chair of the Budget & Finance Committee and as treasurer. She is a past chair of the Small Federation Steering Committee and of the HSSP Public Policy and Legislation Committee. She is also a former member of the National Young Leadership Cabinet and a recipient of the Young Leadership Award.
Ms. Manning has been involved in many community and volunteer organizations in Greensboro and on a national level. She is a past president of the Greensboro Jewish Federation and has served as chair of the Greensboro Jewish Federation Annual Campaign, co-chair of the Operation Exodus Campaign, and chair of Women’s Cabinet. She has twice served as the chair of the Board of Trustees of the B’nai Shalom Synagogue Day School. She is on the boards of the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro, where she chairs the Development Committee, and of the University of North Carolina Center for Jewish Studies. She is vice chair of the board of Triad Stage, where she was a founding member, and a member of the board of the Greensboro Symphony and the Eastern Music Festival. She has co-chaired the Alexis De Tocqueville Society campaign for the United Way of Greensboro and the Annual Dinner for the National Council for Community and Justice.
Ms. Manning is an attorney specializing in immigration law at her own firm, Manning & Associates, PLLC, in Greensboro. She was a partner at Smith Helms Mulliss & Moore from 1989-2002, where she founded the immigration group and had a litigation practice. She received her undergraduate degree from Harvard University and her law degree from the University of Michigan Law School.