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“Nowadays people tend to know very little about the history of their own community. Without a sense of local history, they lack a meaningful connection to the place where they build a life and raise their kids. We’re lucky to have that kind of meaningful connection with the Morgan Hill Historical Society.” Ron Kumar Investment Operations Manager Office of Retirement Services, City of San Jose R on Kumar, 44, brings a wealth of fi nance experience to his job with the City of San Jose. As the Investment Operations Manager for San Jose’s Offi ce of Retirement Services, he oversees the operations of invest- ment portfolios totaling more than $6 billion. Ron began working with the City of San Jose in 2001 as an Investment Analyst. He has also served as an Investment Offi cer, investing in private equity, real estate, and real assets. Today he leads the Investment Operations Group to adopt new processes, improve governance models, and ensure adherence to policies and procedures that protect the invest- ment assets of some 13,000 City employees and retirees served by his group. Ron’s fi nance career began at age 17 at Wells Fargo, where he held various positions and moved GILROY • MORGAN HILL • SAN MARTIN up through the ranks while going to college. He has a B.S. in Finance from San Jose State University. Ron serves Santa Clara and surrounding counties as a Notary Public and is a member of the National Notary Association. He moved to Morgan Hill in 2015 with his wife Gini, a Registered Dental Assistant, and their sons Jayden and Jaycek. They chose Morgan Hill for its quality of life in terms of community, housing, and schools. In 2018 Ron joined the Board of Directors of the Morgan Hill Historical Society, where he currently serves as Board Treasurer and chairs the Finance and Governance committees. He appreciates the opportunity to contribute his fi nancial expertise while giving back to an important cause—the work of preserving and sharing history. WINTER 2020 23