Rothstein to leave JFK Library post at year’s end; Flor will succeed him

Steven M. Rotstein and Rachel Flor

Steven M. Rothstein will step down from his position as executive director of the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation at the end of the year and will be succeeded by Deputy Director Rachel Flor, who will begin transitioning into the role next month and assume full responsibilities in January 2020, according to a statement released by the foundation last Friday.

“The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation is fortunate that Steven came to us with his experience in education, human services, and government to create stability and reinvigorate our fundraising efforts, which resulted in one of the most successful periods in the Foundation’s history. We thank him for his dedication and tireless efforts on behalf of the Foundation,” said Ronald Sargent, the JFK Library Foundation Board Chair.

“Looking forward,” Sargent added, “the Board unanimously chose Rachel Flor as the Foundation’s next executive director due to her steadfast commitment to the Foundation’s mission and the significant accomplishments she has already achieved at the Foundation over her 13 years with the organization. The Board recognizes Rachel’s proven success in engaging new generations who are inspired by President Kennedy’s example of public service, civic engagement, and thinking boldly to change the world.”

The JFK Library Foundation is the 501(c)(3), non-profit that provides financial support, staffing, and creative resources for the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, a federal institution governed by the National Archives and Records Administration.