Adam Lehman was named president and CEO of Hillel International in January 2020, after serving as Hillel International’s interim CEO and chief operating officer.
As COO, Adam was Hillel International’s day-to-day organizational director for four years, managing Hillel International’s staff, finances and programs to deliver on the ambitious goals of Hillel’s Drive to Excellence strategic plan. During this period, Hillel International significantly grew its financial, programmatic and operating support for Hillels on 550 campuses across 18 countries, resulting in corresponding growth in the scope and impact of Hillel’s student engagement activities. Adam has also worked closely with field colleagues, community partners, strategic funders and lay leaders in order to elevate Hillel’s brand and maximize funding and partnership opportunities across the Hillel movement.
Adam previously served as president and chief operating officer of the venture-backed software and data analytics company Lotame Solutions and in the same role with the crowdsourced creative platform GeniusRocket. He spent eight years with America Online, serving as senior vice president and group chief operating officer for the 150-person central business development unit, developing strategies, business plans and strategic partnerships to expand and solidify AOL’s global business presence across numerous international offices and joint ventures.
Adam also was a founder of the early-stage investment company Rock Ridge Ventures and an entrepreneur-in-residence at the University of Maryland’s Smith School of Business. Adam graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor's degree from Dartmouth College and cum laude with a J.D. from Harvard Law School. He was also a Harry S. Truman Scholar.
Adam is a former board member of the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington, Beth Sholom Congregation and Fair Chance D.C. He has also been active in the Jewish arts scene, as the author of a series of plays inspired by the Jewish holidays, and as a founding member of the D.C.-based Jewish a cappella group JewKvox, which has performed before members of Congress, at Nationals Park and at numerous Jewish and Israel events in the Washington D.C. area.
Adam and his wife Belinda reside in Potomac, Maryland with their dog Suki Palmer. They have two daughters, Dahlia, who attends Washington University in St. Louis and Jessica, who attends Tulane University.