Ronald Klempner

Ron is our Board Chairperson. Ron is Senior Counsel over Collective Bargaining for the National Basketball Players Association, the certified labor union for all players in the National Basketball Association and Women’s National Basketball Association. Ron has championed the rights of the players against management through five separate rounds of collective bargaining, including through the six-month owner-imposed lockout in 1998, and has represented NBA and WNBA players in every discipline and contract case brought since he joined the union staff in 1993. Ron graduated from Binghamton University in 1984 and Hofstra Law School in 1987, and previously served as a law clerk to the Second Circuit United States Court of Appeals, and a litigation associate at the firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges. Through his work with Fostering Change for Children, Ron hopes to help create a supportive environment for children in need similar to what he was lucky enough to receive when many friends, neighbors and family members stepped up to help raise him after the passing of his mother. Ron is married with two children.