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Golan Cipel

Golan Cipel was born in Tel Aviv Israel in 1968, and grew up in the city of Rishon LeZion . He served in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) for five years as a naval officer, eventually rising to the rank of lieutenant.

Following his service in the military, Golan held several positions in government. He began his career in 1992 as Parliamentary Aide in the Israeli Parliament, the Knesset, where he was responsible for policy formation, as well as the drafting of legislation. In 1994 he joined the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs as Chief Information Officer at the Consulate General of Israel in New York , where he was responsible for presenting the Israeli government perspective to the American media and public. In 1999, Mr. Cipel was appointed the spokesperson for the municipality of Rishon LeZion , his hometown and the fourth largest city in Israel .

In 2001, Golan returned to the United States to work on the gubernatorial campaign of Jim McGreevey. Following the election, Golan was appointed Counselor to the Governor, advising the McGreevey on issues including political strategy, diplomatic affairs, and Jewish community relations. He also served as liaison between the states's various security and law enforcement agencies and the Governor's office.

Golan currently works as an independent marketing consultant. He holds a BA and MA in communications from the New York Institute of Technology.