John Keverkamp has been appointed as the new executive director of the Shaw Jewish Community Center of Akron. He has served as the interim executive director since March.

The Shaw JCC of Akron board of trustees and Jewish Community Board of Akron board of directors unanimously approved his hiring Monday following a nationwide search.

Keverkamp was chief financial officer of the Jewish Community Board of Akron for 10 years and served in that role while working as interim executive director. He previously worked as director of finance for Hattie Larlham.

“John has been an integral part of our Shaw JCC and JCBA for so many years," Shaw JCC board President Mark Baer said in a prepared statement. "Since stepping in as our interim executive director nine months ago, John has demonstrated superb, well-thought leadership and decision-making skills. He has engendered and nurtured an extraordinary environment of collaboration among all of the agencies, volunteers and staff at the Schultz Campus for Jewish Life.”

Keverkamp is replacing Michael Neumann who served in the position from July 2015 to February 2018.