Ron Marlow

VP, Workforce Development
National Urban League

Ronald G. Marlow has a career that spans both the public and not for profit sectors.

Presently, Ron serves as Vice President for Workforce Development with the National Urban League. In this role, Ron is responsible for the development, delivery and oversight of workforce development programs for which the National Urban League receives funding, and which are delivered by Urban League Affiliates at the local community level.

Prior to joining the National Urban League, Ron served as Undersecretary for Workforce Development for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He has also served in the following roles: Director of Diversity and Inclusion at the Massachusetts Housing Finance Agency; Assistant Secretary for Access and Opportunity for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts; Director of the Development Cabinet in the Executive Office of the Governor; and, as Chief Operating Officer at Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation.

Committed to community service, Ron has served on the Board of Directors of Massachusetts Law Reform Institute; the Greater New England Minority Supplier Development Council, the Center for Women Enterprise, the Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation, the Massachusetts Community Development Finance Corporation, and others.

Ron has been recognized for his outstanding leadership and accomplishments. Among the awards received include: the NAACP’s distinguished “Keeper of the Flame” award; the Small Business Administration’s Minority Business Champion award (for both the state of Massachusetts and the New England Region), and a host of other awards and recognitions.

Ron earned his MS in Law, Policy and Society from Northeastern University and his bachelor’s degree from The Pennsylvania State University.

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