The Betsy Gross President’s Award recognizes outstanding leadership and significant contributions to JF&CS. This year’s President’s Award Recipient is Wayne Ushman.

Wayne has more than 35 years of experience in the investment management arena. He founded Assabet Advisors LLC, a registered investment advisor that develops customized investment solutions for individuals, families, businesses, and foundations. Previously, Wayne was the vice president in charge of the Portfolio Management Department of State Mutual Life Assurance Company of America, where he developed the investment strategies for the company’s $9 billion portfolio and subsequently formed a private investment management firm for the purposes of managing a significant portfolio.

A graduate of Franklin and Marshall College, Wayne received his MBA from the Amos Tuck School at Dartmouth College and is a CFA charter holder. In addition to joining the Board of JF&CS in 2015, he has held various leadership positions in the Worcester community, including president of the Worcester Jewish Community Center, chairman of the Jewish Federation of Central Massachusetts Endowment Committee, board member of the Jewish Health Center, and corporator of the Greater Worcester Community Foundation. In 2012, Wayne and his wife, Suzan, were honored by Israel Bonds and received the Israel Unity Award.

Wayne lives in Northborough with Suzan, their two sons, Benjamin and Dov, and their goldendoodle, Ted Williams. He enjoys spending quality time with his family, skiing, and traveling. The Ushmans are members of Congregation Beth Israel in Worcester.

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