Howard Libit has been the Executive Director of the Baltimore Jewish Council since 2016. Prior to becoming the Executive Director of the Council, Howard served as the Chief of Public Affairs and Director of Strategic Planning and Policy in the Mayor’s Office for the City of Baltimore, overseeing the communications efforts for Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and the agencies of city government. For almost six years, Howard was Chief Operating Officer at Kearney O’Doherty Public Affairs. Howard also spent 15 years as a reporter and editor at the Baltimore Sun, starting as a suburban education reporter and writing about such other topics as state government, politics and the environment. Howard is a graduate of Stanford University, and he lives with his wife and their two children in Rodgers Forge.