Immediate Past Chair,
Daryl Messinger is the immediate past chair of the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) Board of Trustees, which represents the largest and most diverse Jewish movement in North America. She was the first woman to hold this position. A dynamic leader with a track record of sustained involvement and success, she was chair of the Reform Pension Board, which serves Reform movement professionals and has a total portfolio of more than $1.4 billion, from 2011-2015.
In addition to her extensive Reform movement involvement, she served on the San Francisco Jewish Community Federation’s endowment committee; as a past president of the Oshman Family Jewish Community Center in Palo Alto, CA; and as president of Congregation Beth Am in Los Altos Hills, CA. She is an alumna of the Wexner Heritage Program.
Prior to retiring in 2009, Daryl had various roles in both communications and investment management organizations. Daryl and her husband Jim Heeger live in Palo Alto, CA, and have two grown sons who live and work in the San Francisco Bay area. Jim also has significant lay leadership involvement on several Jewish boards.