Since January 2014, Ron Gifford has served as CEO of JumpIN for Healthy Kids, a community-wide effort to reduce childhood obesity by ensuring that children and their families have real opportunities to make healthy choices in healthy environments.
Before joining Jump IN, Gifford served for three years as Executive Vice President for Public Policy for the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership (CICP), where he helped lead the organization’s public policy initiatives and the efforts of the Central Indiana Transit Task Force.
From January 2008 through February 2011, Gifford served as president and CEO of the Indy Partnership, the regional economic development organization for greater Indianapolis. Under his leadership, Indy Partnership was recognized multiple times as one of the nation’s top economic development organizations.
Prior to joining the Indy Partnership, Gifford practiced law for twenty-two years at Baker & Daniels LLP. Gifford graduated magna cum laude in 1985 from Georgetown University Law Center and received his B.A. with distinction from the University of Michigan in 1981.
Gifford has served on numerous civic and nonprofit boards in various leadership roles, with a particular interest in children’s issues. He is married and has two teenage daughters.