JCC President

Richard Vogel, President, Board of Directors
At the Jewish Community Center's annual meeting on May 17, 2012, Richard Vogel was elected to serve as the 42nd president of the JCC board of directors. Rich was first elected to board of directors in 2006, and during the past six years has held a number of positions on the executive committee, including VP treasurer and first vice-president. Among his numerous JCC volunteer commitments, Rich has served on the Finance Committee, as a journal co-chair for the Annual Spring Gala, as a member of the Julius B. and Edward Kuriansky Memorial Golf & Tennis Outing committee, as a member of the board of directors nominating committee, and in 2010 sat on the search committee that hired CEO Eric Koehler.

As a teen, Rich lived just around the corner from the JCC and enjoyed playing basketball, attending BBYO dances, and later spending weekends home from college at the center. Upon returning toStamfordsixteen years ago with his wife Pam, the Vogels immediately joined the JCC. Rich and Pam have two children, both of whom are graduates of the JCC Sara Walker Nursery School.

In his professional life, Rich is a founding partner and Chief Operating Officer of Loeb Enterprises. Since the company’s inception in 2005, he has been responsible for the development and execution of current projects, as well as the financial management and administration of the company and its holdings.

Prior to Loeb Enterprises, Rich was the President of MDSC Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Synapse Group, Inc. While at Synapse from 1994 to 2004, he headed each of the company’s operating units and was responsible for its marketing partnerships with nearly all of the topUS credit card issuers, catalog companies, international airline carriers and major e-commerce companies. He was also directly responsible for the company’s product groups, including its representation of over 1,000 consumer and business periodicals.

Prior to joining Synapse, Rich held a number of positions in consumer marketing at Time Warner, where he served from 1988 to 1994. He began his career working for E.F. Hutton on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, and holds a BS in Finance from the University of Connecticut and an MBA in Finance from the Stern School of Business at New York University.

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