Since 2001, Ronald Halber has served as the JCRC Executive Director. Prior, he served in other capacities at the JCRC since 1997, including as Associate Director. Under his leadership, the JCRC developed a wide range of strategic initiatives; secured tens of millions of dollars for Jewish agencies,passed numerous piece of state-wide and local legislation of concern to the Jewish community,developed creative new pro-Israel initiatives,and strengthened relationships with other faith and minority groups. He is the recipient of the 2006 Ted B. Farber Professional Excellence Award and the 2001 Professional of the Year Award from the Association of Community Government Affairs Directors. Prior to his tenure at the JCRC, Ron was the Political Coordinator for the Montgomery County Democratic Party, was the Community Liaison for former NY State Senator Martin Solomon and served on the staff of several political campaigns, including U.S. Senator Charles Schumer. He holds a Master’s Degree from Georgetown University and Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Albany in New York. Ron and his wife Michelle live in Gaithersburg with their three children.