Courier-Journal, October 30: Head of Merged Jewish Groups Finds Business Skills Helpful

[By Peter Smith]

Though he has left behind his executive days at Ford Motor Co., Stu Silberman still displays some of its model vehicles at his new office in the Jewish Community Center.

One of them — depicting a Mustang pink convertible concept car — serves to inspire his work as he shifts from a for-profit business career to leading a non-profit.

Silberman, 46, took the reins this summer as the first president of the Jewish Community of Louisville — a newly merged, streamlined umbrella group that coordinates many of the activities in the city’s Jewish population.

“Mustangs have an incredible grassroots following,” he said. “There are Mustang clubs everywhere. Not unlike Jewish communities everywhere. They get together and they celebrate their heritage.”

Ford, he said, recognized that Mustang aficionados were natural ambassadors for its products because of their enthusiasm. The company provided promotional items and speakers for meetings, including Silberman himself, he said.

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