Shalom Austin CFO Laurence Statman Bids Farewell

Shalom Austin CFO Laurence Statman Bids Farewell

Former Shalom Austin CFO Laurence Statman and the CEOs with whom he served: Jay Rubin, Rabbi Daniel Septimus and Mark Lit. Credit: Rona Statman.

At a June 27 lunch celebration, Shalom Austin staff and friends gathered to celebrate Laurence Statman, who after more than 20 years of devoted service as Shalom Austin’s chief financial officer, resigned. Statman’s last day with Shalom Austin was June 28.

During his tenure with Shalom Austin, Statman was instrumental in overseeing a budget that grew from $1.5 million to $12.5 million as well as $24 million in combined Dell Jewish Community Campus and Shalom Austin assets. In 19 years, he facilitated 19 clean audits. He played a role in the founding of the Jewish Foundation of Austin and Central Texas, which has grown in only five years to more than $7 million in assets.

Statman had the pleasure of working with several lay leaders throughout his tenure in various capacities. Finally, harnessing his passion for youth and teen sports, he annually serves as a soccer coach in the JCC Maccabi program, traveling to cities throughout North America.

While Statman’s tenure as Shalom Austin CFO has come to an end, he looks forward to continuing his participation in the community and working out with friends at the JCC. ■

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