Hadar Susskind, Political Strategist, Selected as Tides Vice President, Managing Director of Tides Washington, DC Office
WASHINGTON, Oct. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Hadar Susskind has joined Tides leadership as Vice President and Managing Director of the newly-opened office in Washington, DC. In this new position, Susskind will expand Tides’ profile to further engage political leaders, particularly those who work on critical issues that are not currently represented in national political dialogue. He will also lead the creation of a “Tikkun Olam Fund” to support Jewish social justice work and manage staff and operations for the new Tides office.
Susskind joins Tides from J Street, having served as the Vice President of Policy and Strategy, where he worked towards bringing an end to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and oversaw the organization’s growth and impact in Congress.
“Hadar possesses a wealth of experience in engaging political leaders and processes towards positively impacting some of the world’s most confounding problems,” said Melissa L. Bradley, Chief Executive Officer of Tides. “I am thrilled that he will share his passion and political knowledge with the Tides community of organizations and philanthropists, and will help raise Tides’ profile in DC and across the country.”
Susskind joins the organization in a period of strategic recalibration and growth, with the direction and leadership of Bradley, who assumed leadership of Tides as Chief Executive Officer in November of 2010. He is one of several new hires that support and enhance the ability of Tides to assess its programs and strategies to increase the organization’s impact. In the coming weeks, Bradley will continue to bring in new talent like Susskind with the aim of developing new services and supporting streamlined operations. In addition to welcoming new staff, this month Tides opened a new office in Washington, DC, a current hub of activity and key location for driving meaningful social change.
“I couldn’t be happier to join Tides at this critical moment, not only for Tides, but for the social change sector at large,” said Susskind. “I look forward to furthering Tides work through innovative partnerships that bring together donors, nonprofit leadership, social entrepreneurs, and political players to create new models and programs for social change.”
Tides partners with individuals and institutions to support values-based social change throughout the world. Tides pursues multiple, related strategies to promote this mission. From green nonprofit centers to programmatic consulting, donor advised funds to fiscal sponsorship, grants management to risk management and more, Tides gives members of the nonprofit and philanthropic community freedom to focus on the change it wants to see. For more information on Tides visit www.tides.org.