GloucesterCast 414 With Pauline Bresnahan, Jon Hurst President of Retailers Association of Massachusetts, Peg at Pop Gallery, Donna Ardizzoni, Jimmy D and Joey C taped 5/7/20
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Jon B. Hurst, President
Jon Hurst has served as President of the Retailers Association of Massachusetts (RAM) since 1990. As CEO of the 4,000-member statewide trade association, Hurst manages the member services,
education and public affairs of the organization. RAM was organized in 1918 as the Voice of Retailing in Massachusetts, and today represents stores and restaurants of all types and sizes.
Hurst also serves as Chairman of the Board of the MA Retail Merchants Workers Compensation Group, Inc., a non-profit group organized by RAM in 1991.
He also heads the Retailers Association of Massachusetts Health Insurance Cooperative, the first non-profit small business health insurance cooperative authorized in 2012 by the state.
Hurst has served on various state advisory boards, including current roles with the Economic Development Planning Council, the Statewide Healthcare Quality Advisory Committee, the Health Policy Commission Advisory Council,
and the Workforce Competitive Trust Fund Advisory Committee. Hurst has served on numerous non-profit boards, including the Beverly YMCA, Beverly Main Streets,
the National Retail Federation, and also served as Chairman of the National Association of State Retail Association Executives.
Prior to serving at RAM, Hurst worked in public affairs roles for the Hershey Foods Corporation and the Ohio Council of Retail Merchants,
as well as at the Ohio House of Representatives. Hurst graduated from the Ohio State University in 1981.
RAM has been the voice of the Commonwealth’s retailers for almost 100 years. Our knowledge of retail issues and our understanding of the challenges facing small businesses in Massachusetts today allows us to uniquely serve our members’ needs. We provide our members with valuable regulatory and policy briefings, money saving tools, and highly-effective representation on Beacon Hill.
Link to article about the new guidelines from Gov. Baker on May 4,2020