Skip Schrayer is the CEO of Associated, and Auto & Home Insurance Agency. He oversees all aspects of commercial and personal insurance for individuals and businesses, both small and large, for-profit and non-profit, nationwide. He currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors for the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago and Chair of Bright Star Community Outreach, working with African Americans and Jews to rebuild the community. He is also a board member for the First Bank of Highland Park as well as a board member for The Standard Club. In addition, he serves as an executive committee member and treasurer of the NCSJ, advocates on behalf of Jews in Russia, Ukraine, the Baltic States, and Eurasia.
Skip is the 51st recipient of the Rosenwald Award, named for the iconic Chicago business leader and philanthropist of the early 1900s, and presented annually to a person who has demonstrated a lifetime of exemplary service to the Jewish community. This is the first time a 3rd generation has received the award, following the win of both his father and grandfather before him.
Skip has long been active in his community. He is the past chairman of the 2006 Jewish United Fund Annual Campaign, past Chairman of the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago, past Chairman of Jewish Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago (JCR), past member of the Executive Committee of the American Joint Distribution Committee and the past national chairman of the United Jewish Appeal Young Leadership Cabinet. He is also a past member of Roosevelt University’s Albert A. Robin Campus advisory board, and a past participant in Leadership Greater Chicago, Project Interchange, and the Jewish Vocational Service.
In addition to his professional and community work, he frequently travels to Israel, and in 2002 cofounded and co-chaired Nachshon, an annual men’s trip to Israel.
He is a graduate of the University of Michigan and Northwestern University Graduate School of Management. Skip and his wife, Lynn, have three children.