About The Pledge
The October 7 terrorist attack against Israel, which saw the brutal murder of more than 1,400 Israeli civilians, has led to an unprecedented surge of anti-Semitic violence and threats against Jewish people. In his testimony before Congress on November 1, 2023, FBI Director Christopher Wray said that over 60% of both hate crimes and terrorist attacks in the US target Jewish Americans, just 2% of the population. Indeed, Jewish Americans are worried about their security, including in their places of work. Pledging to prevent anti-Semitic terror from entering the workplace is not only the right thing to do, but is essential to attracting, retaining, and providing a safe environment for our Jewish associates and colleagues.
Who We Are
We are a coalition of business leaders from across the US and Canada who are concerned about rising Antisemitism and hate. We pledge to refrain from hiring Hamas supporters in current and future business endeavors and we urge like-minded business leaders to join us.
About The Organizing Committee
Barry Labell is the founder of Seed & Smith and a lay leader in several nonprofit organizations, including the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), Hasbara Fellowships, Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County and Magen Am USA.
Bob Diener is the co-founder of the company that became Hotels.com and co-founder of GetARoom.com. Bob is a frequent source of information on the travel industry for many major news organizations, including CNN, NBC, and Fox News. He is a former board member of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) and Hasbara Fellowships, in addition to involvement in over a dozen nonprofits.
Don Brodie is co-founder of Purolite, one of the world’s largest innovators in biotech applications and manufacturing. The company is a leader in developing products and services for those in need. Under his leadership, Purolite grew to become a $400 million company, which Don sold to Ecolab in December 2021. In his volunteer activities, Don is a lay leader with the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County.
Joseph A. Czyzyk
Founded by World War II aviation heroes, Mercury Aviation LLC draws on the legacy of excellence and teamwork exemplified by its founders, the Flying Tigers. Chairman & CEO Joseph A. Czyzyk, a Polish-born son of Holocaust survivors, has led the company since 1984, expanding its operations to become a global leader in aviation fuel supply. A U.S. veteran and active civic leader, Czyzyk has contributed to various organizations and served on commissions, reflecting his commitment to service and community engagement.
Keith Singer is the president of Singer Wealth, where he helps families and individuals plan for retirement and reach their financial goals. He continues as an active member of the Florida Bar Association, and has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, U.S. News and World Report, Money Magazine, Business Week, Kiplinger and The New York Times as well as appearing on NBC, ABC, CBS, and CNBC for his wealth management expertise.
Mr. Singer has become active donor to several philanthropies including JAFCO, an organization dedicating to serving underprivileged, neglected and disabled children. He and his wife Mishelle reside in Hollywood, FL and Margate, NJ with their four children.
Rosie Mattio is the founder of MATTIO Communications. Since launching MATTIO as a one-woman PR firm in 2004, she has redefined conversations around the emerging cannabis industry by garnering global media coverage in mainstream publications for clients, including the first cannabis article ever published in Oprah Magazine. With offices in New York, Los Angeles and Toronto, MATTIO is the largest cannabis-focused marketing an public relations agency in North America. Under her leadership, MATTIO became one of the only PR firms featured on the Inc. 5000 list and Mattio was recognized as one of PRNEWS’ Top Women in PR, one of the 50 Most Influential Women by High Times Magazine and Forbes’ Top 10 Female Entrepreneurs. Rosie is a proud supporter of Beit Issie Shapiro, Friends of the Israel Defense Force, Sharsheret and Magen David Adom.