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Leadership through Collaboration

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Mark McCurdy

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Today I will be interviewing Jerry Rubin who is President and Chief Executive Officer of JVS. He is responsible for the overall direction and management of the organization, and leads its Management Team. His responsibilities include setting and leading the strategic direction of the organization, senior staff leadership development, leading organizational innovations, leading development efforts and financial growth, outreach to external constituencies and strategic partnerships, innovations in branding and marketing, and Board relations and development. Prior to joining JVS, Jerry was Vice President of Building Economic Opportunities at Jobs For the Future, a national workforce development and education policy, research, and consulting organization. Jerry founded and was Executive Director of two non-profit organizations: the Greater Boston Manufacturing Partnership, a training and consulting organization based at the University of Massachusetts, and the Coalition For a Better Acre, a community development corporation based in Lowell, Massachusetts. Jerry also spent ten years in the city administration of Mayor Raymond L. Flynn, leading several housing, economic development and workforce development initiatives. Jerry holds a Bachelors Degree in Government from Clark University and a Masters in City Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is the author of numerous book chapters, articles, and monographs on housing, economic development and workforce development issues. Jerry is a member of the Massachusetts Workforce Investment Board, and a Board member of the Greater Boston Manufacturing Partnership and the Allston-Brighton Community Development Corporation. Email: JRubin@jvs-boston.org