Ron Huberman was named Executive Director for the Office of Emergency Management and Communications (OEMC) on April 7, 2004 by Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley. In this capacity, Huberman is responsible for directing the daily operations of emergency management and the City’s homeland security efforts. Huberman’s leadership has positioned the City’s Emergency Management Department as the most progressive in the nation among security and emergency response experts. As Director of Information Services, he formed a partnership with the Illinois State Police establishing an integrated criminal justice system known as Citizen and Law Enforcement Analysis and Reporting (CLEAR), the first national platform for real time sharing of criminal data. He also pioneered Operation Disruption—a program aimed at reducing firearms related crimes through the use of gunshot detection technology. Huberman served as Chief of Staff for the Bureau of Administrative Services, where he modernized the operations and strategic capacity of the Department. Ron Huberman received a bachelor’s degree in English and psychology from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and a dual master’s degree from the University of Chicago’s Graduate School of Business and School of Social Service Administration where he was both a Schweitzer and Soros Fellow.