Federation security director Brad Orsini accepts national role
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Federation security director Brad Orsini accepts national role

Accepts position Jewish Federation of North America

Brad Orsini. Photo by David Bachman
Brad Orsini. Photo by David Bachman

The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh has announced the departure of Community Security Director Brad Orsini.

Orsini has served in the role since January 2017 and has assisted Jewish institutions and synagogues to address security needs following the Oct. 27, 2018 shooting at the Tree of Life building.

Orsini has accepted the position of senior national security advisor for the Secure Community Network with the Jewish Federations of North America. He will not begin the new position until the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh finds his replacement and he will assist with the search.

In a statement released by SCN, Orsini responded to his departure saying, “It’s hard to leave my role with the Federation. But the chance to continue to support the Pittsburgh community as well as the Jewish community nationwide is important and I welcome this opportunity.”

Prior to his time with the Federation, Orsini served as an FBI special agent for 28 years.

In a statement, Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh President and CEO Jeff Finkelstein said, “Brad’s position as senior national security advisor allows him to disseminate the information he has learned from his experiences as our security director with communities all over North America to create better security programs and infrastructure.”

Announcing his new position, SCN CEO Michael Masters said in a press release, “Brad has been tested unlike anyone. Synagogues and Jewish institutions across America will benefit from the lessons Brad can teach about how to prevent attacks, work as well as train with the Jewish community and handle the aftermath if necessary.” PJC

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