[by Shiela Steinman Wallace]
At its November 15 meeting, the Jewish Community of Louisville chose Laurence Nibur to serve as treasurer of the organization, succeeding Allan Latts, who extended his term several months to enable the JCL to find a qualified successor.
“I’m thrilled to be working with a group of folks who are helping shape the future of the Jewish Community of Louisville,” Nibur said. “I’m humbled and honored to be a part of that effort so there will be a beautiful community for my three-year-old daughter.”
“I’m excited to work with [JCL president and CEO] Stu Silberman, [Board Chair] David Klein and [CFO] Jamie Pillsbury,” he continued, “and I welcome any feedback from community members, committee chairs and Board members.” People can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org, or on Facebook.
A graduate of Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business who holds a dual Bachelors of Science in finance and marketing, Nibur also brings 13 years of Fortune 250 experience in corporate finance and project management and a record of dedication to the Jewish community to the treasurer’s position.
Nibur moved to Louisville with his family when he was 11. He attended Eliahu Academy, was a member of Mu Sigma Resnick AZA in the BBYO program, and is a past member of the Jewish Community Center’s Board of Directors. During his time on IU’s Bloomington campus, Nibur was very active in Hillel and served terms as the organization’s president and treasurer.
Today, he is a member of The Temple and is a youth group adviser for TiLTY, the congregation’s high school youth group.
He is a member of the JCL’s Jewish Community Relations Council and co-chaired the Super Sunday for the 2008 Campaign.
Nibur has a very strong connection to Israel as well. “Almost all of my extended family live in various parts of Israel. I’ve been a dozen times and look forward to going back.”
Nibur has also traveled extensively, living in Sydney, Australia for 4 years; London, England for 4 years; and Chicago for 3 years, experiencing what it means to be a new arrival to an established Jewish Community.
His active three-year-old daughter, Isabela, eagerly looks forward to the arrival of PJ Library books; seeing her proud grandparents, Mickey and Mercedes Nibur; and attending Shabbat services. When she was an infant, father and daughter enjoyed Shalom Baby activities together.
Nibur looks forward to connecting across the community, “Working together and sharing ideas will add fuel to the spark, it’s going to take us all.”