Meet another member of South Florida's many-sided faith community. This week we're talking with Randy Colman, executive director of the Jewish Community Center of South Palm Beach County.
Q: Is it hard to balance the nuts and bolts of running an institution with religious and spiritual objectives?
A: We're constantly challenging ourselves to look at our mission as well as our business. We have mission objectives and business objectives. Trying to please both is the major challenge.
Q: How do you do it? Do you have guidelines?
A: We work with a volunteer board to help prioritize the programs and raise the dollars.
Q: What one thing would you change about yourself?
A: I'd like to spend more time reflecting and thinking. I spend a lot of time doing and pushing.
Q: Is there one thing you can't stand?
A: I'm a little bit of a clean freak and about being organized. Organization for me is control. When I can't find something, it drives me a little nuts.
Q: Any advice you'd give for others considering the vocation?
A: Be honest. Be transparent. Be true to yourself.
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More about Randy Colman
Past job experience: Four years as director of 6 Points Sports Academy, Greensboro, N.C., a program of the Union for Reform Judaism; previous 14 years at a variety of positions at Jewish Community Center of South Palm Beach County, including, assistant director.
Education: Degree in business and communuication, University of Michigan; master's degree in exercise science, University of Florida; M.B.A., Nova Southeastern University.
Personal: Age 51. Born in Detroit.
Family: Married to Nancy, a general business attorney. Two children.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun