Hecker Bids Adieu

Community members rose to their feet as Federation CEO/President Gordon Hecker stepped down after five-years as head of the agency. Other highlights at the Federation’s annual meeting proceedings last night included the presentation of the Therese Stern Kahn and William V. Kahn Young Leadership Award (an award that Hecker once received) to Andy Shafran. Robert Schottenstein (also a prior Kahn Award recipient) was given the Ben Mandelkorn Distinguished Community Service Award following a video tribute with testimonials from Les Wexner, Rabbi Elka Abrahamson, OSU President Michael Drake, Miriam and Bernie Yenkin, Norman Traeger, Michael Glimcher, and others. We congratulate the honorees and wish Gordon Hecker well in his future endeavors.

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