Apr 21 2020

Orange County Business Council Promotes Jesse Ben-Ron to Vice President, Workforce And Economic Development

IRVINE, CA – April 10, 2020 – Orange County Business Council has promoted Jesse Ben-Ron to Vice President of Workforce and Economic Development, effective Wednesday, April 8, 2020. Ben-Ron has served as OCBC’s Director of Workforce and Economic Development since March 2019. 

As Vice President of Workforce and Economic Development, Ben-Ron develops and implements policies to advance OCBC’s Workforce Development, Education and Economic Development initiatives on behalf of the organization’s members and investors. He is responsible for outreach to government agencies and the private sector regarding key issues impacting the development of Southern California’s workforce, facilitating partnerships between business and academia to develop job-skills curricula, and developing campaigns and programs to attract business and high-quality jobs to Orange County.

Since joining OCBC in 2019, Ben-Ron has developed relationships with numerous community partners, including the Orange County Department of Education, community colleges, Universities and Workforce Investment Boards, promoting OCBC’s Workforce Development initiative and the acclaimed Latino Educational Attainment Initiative (LEA) whose mission is to close the education achievement gap. Under Ben-Ron’s leadership, LEA has continued to grow, reaching more than 25,000 Latino and other minority parents in Orange County, sharing with them critical information about California’s education system and empowering them to take an active role in their children’s educational success.

Ben-Ron is responsible for OCBC’s annual Workforce Development Conference, where hundreds of education advocates gather to hear from high-level speakers and discuss the latest education and workforce issues.

Ben-Ron also serves as a board member for the Orange County Development Board, which, in partnership with the Orange County Board of Supervisors, oversees Orange County’s workforce development activities and establishes programs in response to the workforce needs of Orange County.

“Jesse is an outstanding young leader and a great asset to the OCBC team,” said Lucy Dunn, OCBC President and CEO. “I am proud to recognize Jesse’s important contributions with this promotion, and I look forward to his continued success driving forward OCBC’s important Workforce, Education and Economic Development initiatives in his new role.”

Ben-Ron joined OCBC following his role as District Coordinator of Jobs, Economic Development and the Economy for Assembly member Sharon Quirk-Silva, where he served since 2016. During his tenure with Quirk-Silva’s office, Ben-Ron worked closely with local chambers, economic development departments, GO-Biz, SBA, major universities, the County Department of Education and local school districts to further workforce and economic development initiatives in the State.

Ben-Ron earned a finance-concentrated Masters of Business Administration from California State University, Fullerton, and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a minor in Economics from San Diego State University

About OCBC
Orange County Business Council is the leading voice of business in Orange County, California. OCBC represents and promotes the business community, working with government and academia, to enhance Orange County’s economic development and prosperity in order to preserve a high quality of life. OCBC serves member and investor businesses with nearly 250,000 employees and 2,000,000 worldwide. In providing a proactive forum for business and supporting organizations, OCBC helps assure the financial growth of America’s sixth largest county. For more information, visit www.ocbc.org

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