Wendy Singer

Executive Director of Start-Up Nation Central

Wendy Singer has served as Executive Director of Start-Up Nation Central since its founding in 2013.

She worked with the US-based funders to build the infrastructure and professional team in Israel, and to launch its initial activities – connecting Israel’s innovation ecosystem with government and business leaders around the world. Today she heads SNC’s Jerusalem operation and manages its engagements with foreign government leaders.

Before joining SNC, Wendy concluded a 23-year career at AIPAC. She was Director of AIPAC’s Israel Office for sixteen years. In that role, she and her team curated educational seminars in Israel for several dozen senior US lawmakers and political leaders annually. Wendy maintained relationships with Israeli ministers and senior government leaders, members of the opposition, and a wide range of MKs, in addition to US diplomats, and Palestinian officials. She reported to AIPAC-Washington on policy, security and political developments in Israel.

Prior to emigrating to Israel, Wendy served as a registered AIPAC lobbyist on Capitol Hill, where she was the lead contact for 20 Senators and 70 House Members. She also served as a staff aide for three Members of Congress, focusing on foreign policy issues.