The Jewish Executive Leadership Conference


Join LA's largest interactive networking forum for Jewish graduate students, young executives, and industry leaders.

The Jewish Executive Leadership Conference is LA’s largest interactive networking forum bringing high-level Jewish executives together with Jewish MBA and law students, young professionals, and entrepreneurs. Each year, hundreds of graduate students gather to hear experienced executives who are also community leaders impact upon them their career successes and the importance of young community leadership.

Our 9th Annual JEL Conference, generously sponsored by the Redstone Family, will be held on February 23, 2020 at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel in Santa Monica. This year’s Conference features keynote speakers ? and ?, along with approximately 50 other executive panelists representing leaders in the finance, legal services, entertainment, startup, technology, and real estate industries.


The 9th Annual JEL Conference



We're excited to announce our two keynote fireside chat presenters for the 2019 Conference:

Susan Rovner, Executive Vice President of Warner Bros. Television and Co-President of Warner Horizon Scripted Television


Here's a mini bio on Susan Rovner

Michele Nadelman, Chief Financial Officer of Warner Bros. Records


Here's a mini bio on Susan Rovner

Our Speakers

Presenters at the JEL Conference have included such A-list luminaries as Shari Redstone (Viacom), Ron Meyer (NBCUniversal), Alan Horn (Disney), Gene Simmons (KISS), Scooter Braun (SB Projects), Elaine Wynn (Wynn Resorts), and Craig Newmark (Craigslist).

To view an extensive list of some of our past speakers, click the link below.

View Past Speakers


2019 Panelists


In addition to our featured VIP speakers, the following attorneys and executives are slated to attend our Networking Hour exclusive to Conference participants:

Alan Abramson, B&A Management Corp.
Ofer Barlev, Citron & Deutsch
Russ Belinsky, Duff & Phelps
Aviva Bergman, The Point Media
Olga Berson , Morgan Lewis
Richard Citron, Citron & Deutsch
Brian Davidoff, Greenberg Glusker
Rebecca Edelson, Sheppard Mullin
Darren Freedman, Troy Gould
Jim Freedman, Intrepid Investment Bankers
Lauren Fried, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
Scott Friedman, Bellami Hair
Seth Gerber, Morgan Lewis
Joel Gerson, Wood, Smith, Henning & Berman LLP
Matthew Gruenberg , DLA Piper
Sabina Jacobs Margot, Gibson Dunn
Darren Kavinoky, The Kavinoky Law Firm
Michael Kohn, Dick Clark Productions
Marc Levine, Levine & Maybaum LLP
Paul Menes, ADLI Law Group
Larry Midler, CBRE, Inc.
Doug Mirell, Greenberg Glusker
Richard Pink, Richard Pink & Associates
Robert Rosen, Rosen & Associates, P.C.
Mitch Rosenthal, Riot Games
Dean Rostovsky, Clarion Partners
Sam Sani, Sani Law
Ronie Schmelz, Tucker Ellis
Mauro Schnaidman, Jafra Cosmetics International
Sander Schwartz, Sandman Television + Film
Michael Sigall, Wolf Rifkin
Brette Simon, AccelFoods
Hadas Sparfeld, Hager Pacific Properties
Alan Stern, Winstar Properties, Inc
Lisa Stern, Law Office of Lisa Stern
Nora Stilestein, SheppardMullin
Mark Wapnick, Court Call, LLC
Steven Weinberg, Holmes Weinberg, PC
Craig Winterman, Herzfeld & Rubin
Joseph Woolf, Trowbridge Capital

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The JEL Conference proudly showcases a full range of Los Angeles’ premier Jewish nonprofits, such as the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, Gift of Life, Hillel, Anti-Defamation League, American Jewish Committee and others, who present volunteering and leadership opportunities to conference participants.

In this way, the JEL Conference represents the pinnacle of JGSI’s trademark fusion of Jewish community leadership with business acumen, effectively inspiring Jewish graduate students and young professionals to become active leaders of the Jewish community while simultaneously helping their own careers through the speakers’ invaluable advice.


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