Atlanta, GA, June 11, 2013 - Seth Baron, of Kennesaw, Georgia, has been appointed the new Executive Director of the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) Georgia Region.
Before his tenure at FIDF, Seth served as the Atlanta Area Director for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). Seth began his career in Washington, D.C. where he worked in public relations for The Kamber Group, which is the largest privately held public relations firm in the United States. After which he worked for his alma mater, Auburn University, in alumni relations and programming. For the past 20 years, Seth has volunteered with Maccabi USA/Sports for Israel and currently serves as a Vice President, and on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee.
"My life, both personally and professionally, has been dedicated to the Land of Israel and its people," said Baron. "I look forward to assisting with the well-being, education and spiritual needs of the men and women who serve in the IDF, who protect Israel, the homeland of the Jewish people."
Garry Sobel, Chairman of the FIDF Georgia Region, said of Baron's appointment, "The addition of such an experienced professional as Seth Baron to be our new Executive Director is just what we need to elevate our profile in the community and the surrounding region." He added that "Seth's experience and tremendous success at AIPAC will translate very well into helping us achieve our goals of increasing awareness, creating programs that directly connect our community to the IDF's combat soldiers and their families that we support, and most importantly to raise money to support this cause. Needless to say, I am thrilled to have Seth Baron lead our efforts."
The FIDF Georgia Region has traditionally focused on Metro Atlanta. Under the leadership of Baron, the chapter will be expanding its activities throughout the southern communities in Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Kentucky. Members of these communities have demonstrated steadfast support to the State of Israel and its soldiers. The FIDF Georgia Region hopes to create wonderful and long-lasting relationships with these communities and reinforce the connection between them and the brave IDF soldiers.