Cheltenham High School Hall of Fame

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Ronald  Shapiro

class of 1960
inducted in 1984

Ronald Shapiro

Attorney

When Ronald Shapiro was Securities Commissioner of Maryland between 1972 and 1974, he was called the best in the country by the chief of the Securities and Exchange Commission's enforcement division. He saved investors an estimated $10 million by strengthening the state's brokerage examination, revising the state's private offering rule and establishing a securities hot line.

A practicing corporate law attorney since 1967, Shapiro formed his own law firm in 1972 and later founded Personal Management Associates, Inc. PMA advises professional athletes, media personalities and other professionals on life management, with particular emphasis on financial matters. Shapiro handles most salary negotiations for PMA's clients. Over half the Baltimore Orioles deal with PMA and Shapiro has been publicly commended by
Baltimore's mayor for his efforts in backing the Orioles' involvement in community affairs.

Shapiro has taught at several law schools and given numerous seminars in his areas of expertise. He has co-authored two legal texts and authored or co-authored about two dozen legal articles. He is listed in Who's Who in the East, Who's Who in
America, Who's Who in the World, and Who's Who in American Law.

In his spare time, Shapiro also serves his religious and social communities 'by his affiliations with various groups including Friends of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. He was recently instrumental in resolving a season-delaying contract impasse for the symphony. Shapiro's volunteer efforts proved successful after federal mediation had failed.

Shapiro is married to Cathi and between them they have seven children.