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Ron Yurman

Director of Business Development

Ron was born in Brooklyn, New York and it’s been rumored that he came out of the womb with a radio to his ear – only because reception was better on the outside.

He started his career in broadcasting not that much later – okay, well it was in high school - at a radio station on Long Island, thinking it would be a neat work to work his way through medical school. Oops!

Ron he has held numerous on-air and managerial positions in the broadcast and cable industry at companies including NBC, Westwood One and Music Choice, as well as several radio stations. He’s also worked on two startups in media for children.

Ron is a published cartoonist, loves writing stories for kids, co-authored numerous Patents for interactive technology and does freelance voiceover work.

His interests include art, current events, baseball, creativity and technology.

Ron holds an M.A. in Media Studies with a Certificate in Media Management as well as a B.A. in Liberal Arts from The New School University in New York City. He also attended Columbia University and Boston University. The learning hasn't stopped - the tuition bills, fortunately, have!

You can email Ron at yurmanr@umsystem.edu.