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Global Business Leader to Take Helm of HIAS’ Board

NEW YORK—HIAS, the global Jewish nonprofit protecting refugees, announced today the appointment of Dianne F. Lob as Chair of its Board of Directors. Lob, Partner and Head of Equity Global Business Development for AllianceBernstein, was elected at HIAS’ June board meeting. She will formally take over for outgoing Board Chair Dale Schwartz on July 1. She begins her tenure during a growth period for the organization and amid the largest global refugee crisis since World War II. Lob first joined the HIAS board in 2010.

“Dianne’s extensive global leadership experience is such a tremendous asset for our organization moving forward,” said Mark Hetfield, HIAS CEO and President. “At this pivotal moment in our Jewish communal and national response to the refugee crisis, we are proud of Dianne’s continuing contributions as part of the HIAS family.”    

Speaking of her appointment, Lob said, “At a time when more than 65 million people worldwide have been forced to flee their homes, HIAS’ work protecting, resettling and advocating for refugees is as vital and necessary as it has ever been. As a first-generation American and the child of refugees from Germany, I’m honored to take on the role of Chair. I look forward to working with HIAS’ talented staff to expand our capacity in domestic resettlement as well as continue our international operations and advocacy efforts.” 

 

About Dianne Lob

Dianne F. Lob is the Senior Managing Director for Equities and Head of Global Business Development for AllianceBernstein (AB), a leading global investment management firm that offers high-quality research and diversified investment services to institutional investors, individuals and private clients in major world markets. She focuses on the global sales strategy for AB’s broad equity platform, as well as new product development, thought leadership and the creation of marketing materials. She has previously served as President and a Director of the Sanford C. Bernstein Mutual Fund Board and chairman of Bernstein Global Wealth Management’s Private Client Investment Policy Group.

Lob spent 22 years at J.P. Morgan, where she was a managing director and investment banker specializing in providing mergers and acquisitions advice and debt and equity financing. Previously, she held various positions in international corporate finance, interest and currency swap marketing, lease advisory services, and media client banking.

Lob holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Tufts University. She currently resides in New York City, and has been active with UJA-Federation of New York as a member of the SYNERGY coordinating council, working with New York-based synagogues.