Greiman to head Jewish Federation board

Gerald “Gerry” P. Greiman has been nominated as Board Chair of the Jewish Federation of St. Louis, to succeed current chair Harvey Wallace. Greiman will be formally presented for election at Federation’s annual meeting and installation of officers on Sept. 7.

 Greiman is a partner in the law firm Spencer Fane LLP. He currently serves on the Jewish Federation Board of Directors, as vice chair for strategic planning, as well as the board of the Jewish Community Relations Council, where he served as president from 2009-2012. He also serves as Advisory Board Chair of the JCRC’s Barbara and Michael Newmark Institute for Human Relations. He is a past co-chair of Federation’s Cardozo Society, which focuses on the legal community.  Greiman is also involved with the Jewish Council for Public Affairs on the national level; serves as treasurer of the Good Government for Missouri PAC, a political action committee comprised of St. Louis Jewish community leaders, and serves on the board of directors, and as chair of the legislative and political committee, of Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region and Southwest Missouri.

 “We are fortunate to have Gerry’s vision and leadership as board chair during this exciting time in Federation’s history,” says Andrew Rehfeld, President and CEO of the Jewish Federation of St. Louis. “Gerry brings a wealth of experience and expertise that will be tremendous assets to Federation as we further our mission to help individuals live with dignity, meaning and purpose.”

 Rehfeld continues, “Gerry will have the opportunity to build on the significant contributions that Harvey Wallace has made during his past two years as our Board Chair. Harvey has been instrumental in making security a top priority, and starting important legacy projects including the renovation of the 35-year-old Kopolow building.”


 “Our St. Louis Jewish community is fortunate to have Gerry Greiman as our next Board Chair,” said Wallace, current board chair. “Gerry comes to the position with a wide range of engagement in the Jewish and civic community. I know he will take on this role with the confidence and skills that have made him a successful leader in prior endeavors.”

  Greiman said, “I am honored to have been nominated as the next board chair and look forward to engaging with our wonderful St. Louis Jewish community as we continue Federation’s important work.”

 Greiman is married to Susan Carlson, a lawyer in private practice and former Missouri state representative. They have two children, David and Nora Greiman, and are members of Central Reform Congregation.