Ron was born and raised in Atlanta, attended North Fulton High School and received his BBA in marketing from the University of Georgia.
At age 29, Ron was elected to the Georgia State Senate as a Democrat in his first run for public office, representing the in-town neighborhoods of Atlanta. Ron was re-elected two years later with an even larger margin.
Ron served on the Appropriations, Rules, Education, Health and Judiciary committees and chaired the Senate Subcommittee on Affordable Housing. He led the effort to bring investment, jobs and infrastructure improvements back to in-town areas, promoted alternative transportation options and authored legislation that successfully lowered state taxes.
Ron also supported the passage of the HOPE Scholarship, which has helped more than 1.4 million students gain access to a college or vocational education.
Private Sector Experience
After politics, Ron worked in international business in Brazil for two years. He returned to Atlanta to become publisher of Atlanta Jewish Life magazine and producer of the TV series Jewish TV.
For over a decade, Ron was the co-owner of Trio Media Group, an award-winning advertising agency based in Sandy Springs. While at Trio, Ron was part of the business development team that helped create the 2009 Georgia Entertainment Tax Credit, which spurred tremendous growth of the film and entertainment industry in the state. In 2016, the film industry’s economic impact on the state was over $7 billion.
Today, Ron serves as chief marketing officer for BrightWell Talent, one of the largest executive search firms in Atlanta.
Committed To Community
Ron has been active in the community as one of the original board members for the Sandy Springs Chamber of Commerce. He has been coaching for many years at the Marcus Jewish Community Center, the East Marietta Basketball League and serving on the board for Lassiter High School Basketball.
Ron lives in Sandy Springs with his family: Sloane, Emilie, Avi, Talia and Jake.