Coby Lerner is the Director of Strategy and Organizational Effectiveness at American Jewish World Service and Board Chair of Slingshot. With a background in design thinking, strategy consulting, and facilitation, Coby brings a varied toolkit to his work helping organizations understand their most intractable challenges in new ways. As a consultant, Coby has worked with leading universities, technology companies, and cultural institutions, taking an integrated approach to space, service, and strategy design. This work is anchored in deep research, user-centric thinking, and co-creation, ensuring both realistic aspirations and increasing the likelihood of adoption. At Slingshot, Coby helped create the organization’s first strategic plan, pushing it to grow beyond its earliest successes. Coby studied Communications, Consumer Psychology, and Art History at the University of Pennsylvania. After school, he moved to New York City, where he currently lives with his wife, Nadine, and their dog.