Ronald H. Roebuck joined the Board as an Observer in 2019.
Ron has substantial experience in the investment management industry, where he has worked in both legal and business roles. Currently, Ron works for The Vanguard Group, Inc., where he provides advice on exchange-traded-fund and mutual fund matters. Prior to joining Vanguard, Ron worked on Wall Street for JPMorgan Chase & Co., where he helped to launch new funds and supported existing products. Ron spent 10 years of his career at JPMorgan, where he worked in their Private Bank supporting high-net-worth clients and in the Investment Bank helping to manage derivatives risk. Ron also worked at SEI Investments where he negotiated agreements and provided advice regarding both domestic and international securities law issues. Ron started his legal career in Philadelphia as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable James A. Lineberger.
Ron is very active with company initiatives, especially those regarding diversity. Ron serves on Vanguard’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee, which focuses, amongst other things, on increasing diversity in law firms. During his time at JPMorgan, Ron served on the recruitment team for Georgetown University and the Launching Leaders Diversity Selection Committee. He also served as a mentor for The Fellowship Initiative, a program aimed at helping young men of color graduate from high school and attend college. Ron also attended the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Annual Legislative Conference, where JPMorgan was a sponsor.
Outside of work, Ron is actively involved in the community. Ron was on the Advisory Board to the Inner-City Scholarship Fund, an organization that works to defray the costs of a faith-based education for inner-city kids. He is a reviewer for the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Commission on Judicial Selection and Retention. Ron also helped build a playground for kids with special needs and rebuilt houses that were harmed by Hurricane Katrina.
Ron is a graduate of Syracuse University with a B.S. in Finance and Howard University School of Law. To help prepare for the rigors of law school, Ron also attended the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute at Georgetown University Law Center.