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In the News: Ron Marlow

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In the News: Ron Marlow
Ron Marlow

Ron Marlow has joined the National Urban League as vice president for Workforce Development. In this role, he is responsible for development, delivery and oversight of the workforce development programs that are delivered at the local community level by NUL affiliates.

Marlow previously served as undersecretary for Workforce Development in the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development in Governor Baker’s administration and as assistant secretary for Access and Opportunity at the Executive Office for Administration and Finance in Governor Patrick’s administration. He also has previously held positions with the Massachusetts Housing Finance Agency, Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation and the Boston Housing Authority.

“Ron is highly experienced as a manager and in addressing the challenges of community development,” said Cy Richardson, senior vice president for Programs at the National Urban League. “He is also a policy expert with a strong strategic mindset, and has been a community builder. He understands the myriad difficulties facing low-income families and communities of color. The National Urban League is excited to have such a compelling and talented leader.”

Marlow is a doctoral student in the Public Policy program at the University of Massachusetts Boston, where he is a McCormack Scholar. He earned his master’s degree from Northeastern University and his bachelor’s degree from Pennsylvania State University.

“I am honored to join the National Urban League and its 100-plus-year commitment to working to improve the economic conditions that have and continue to confront African Americans. I look forward to serving in a role in which I can be unapologetically committed to working on behalf of people of color,” said Marlow.