Mark Sisisky, the noted business and philanthropic leader, is the President of JDC, the leading global Jewish humanitarian organization. Mr. Sisisky — a retired Managing Partner of Heritage Wealth Advisors based in Richmond, Virginia and president and chief investment officer of New Dominion of Virginia — has been a member of the JDC Board of Directors since 2009, serving most recently as the organization’s Vice President. He brings to this role a formidable background in finance, philanthropy, and a deep commitment to the Jewish people and Israel.
In addition to his wide-ranging work at JDC, Sisisky is an esteemed civic and local Jewish leader in Richmond, Virginia. He currently serves as a Board Member of the University of Virginia Hillel and Prime Minister’s Council of JFNA. He previously served as President of the United Way of Southside Virginia (which became the United Way of Greater Richmond), the Jewish Community Federation of Richmond, the Richmond Jewish Foundation, the American Red Cross of Southside Virginia, as well as a past trustee at the Community Foundation of Greater Richmond and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Foundation. Sisisky was appointed to the Economic Development Strategic Planning Task Force for The Commonwealth of Virginia and has served four times by appointment to the highly successful Virginia-Israel Partnership.
Among his leadership accomplishments at JDC, Mr. Sisisky has invested in the rising generation of Jewish leaders through his creation and permanent endowment of the Mark and Susan Sisisky JDC Global Enrichment Fund of Richmond Jewish Foundation, by which dozens of Sisisky Fellows have travelled on JDC Entwine programs to learn about Jewish communities, global issues, and take action to address these concerns. Mr. Sisisky was past Chair of JDC’s Former Soviet Union Committee, Budget & Finance Committee, Strategic Financial Planning Task Force, and Annual Board Fund. He currently serves on JDC’s Audit Committee, CEO Search Committee, Executive Committee, Officer’s Cabinet, Global Program Committee, Government Affairs Committee, Investment Committee, Israel Executive Committee, Officers Cabinet, Resource Development Committee and Strategic Finance Committee.
Mr. Sisisky holds a B.A. from the University of Virginia. He met his wife, Susan, on a kibbutz in Israel where he spent a year after college. They have two children – who are also involved with their spouses in JDC and JDC Entwine – and four grandchildren.