Bob Tiell to be honored at retirement dinner on June 14

Bob Tiell

Robert “Bob” Tiell, director of career services and workforce development at the Jewish Family & Career Services, will retire on June 30.
“For fifty years, Bob has been the major career service provider at JFCS,” Executive Director Judy Freundlich Tiell said. “Initially focusing on individual career paths, his visionary leadership expanded the agency’s scope of services.”
Tiell’s legacy revolves around program development, career and psychological testing, educational and business advisement.
Tiell has received national recognition from the International Association of Jewish Vocational Services (now The Network of Jewish Human Service Agencies) for his work with the long-term unemployed, as well as receiving the Claudia Fogel Award as an outstanding career service professional, and the Benjamin Lowenstein Award for his professional lifetime achievement.
Tiell was a 2009 Leadership Louisville Bingham Fellow and a founding coordinator for the River City Chapter of Business Networking International.
As leader of the Seniors in Service program for the Community Action Agency, he was the advisory board chair, the evaluation committee chair and the ad hoc nominating committee chair.
John Rivers III, corporate engagement manager at Insider Louisville described Tiell as “a fully capable, engaging career professional; very attuned to his industry and professional at all times. I’d want him on my team any time.”
Sandy Gulick and John Stough, executives at Kentucky Select, hired Tiell to evaluate their attributes at a crossroad in their lives. Both concluded that real estate would be an opportunity for professional growth.
Peter Resnik, president of the JFCS Board of Directors, lauded Tiell for helping many others on their career paths.
“Bob has pioneered delivery of career, educational and work-related services for fifty years,” Resnick said. “His leadership has made JFCS the longest-standing career services provider in the region.”
Among the many services Tiell offered were educational and college advisement, family business consulting, initiatives to counter local brain drain, talent management and expanded career services to Louisville’s international population.
Tiell will be honored at a community-wide retirement dinner from 5:30 to 7 p.m., Thurasday, June 14, at the JFCS.

RSVP to Anita Jarboe at 502, 452-6341 or ajarboe@jfcslouisville.org.

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