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  • Honoring Ronald Sobel

    by Representative Eliot L. Engel

    Posted on 2013-12-19

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    ENGEL of new york in the house of representatives Thursday, December 19, 2013 Mr. ENGEL. Mr. Speaker, Ronald Sobel, Area Director for Area I, is retiring from the Social Security Administration (SSA) after more than forty-two years of helping people.

    Ron began his career in August 1971 as a claims representative in the East New York, Brooklyn field office and in 1974 was promoted to operations supervisor in another Brooklyn office, later transferring to the North Bronx.

    Over the years, Ron was promoted to positions of increasing responsibility, including operations officer in Jackson Heights, Queens, labor relations specialist in the Office of the Assistant Regional Commissioner for Management and Budget, and Assistant District Manager in the White Plains and East Bronx, Field offices.

    In 1993, Ron was named District Manager of the South Bronx Field Office and in 2009 he was promoted to his current position of Area Director for Area I.

    Ron was an active member of the New York Region Management Society for thirty-seven years, serving as its President for four years. Throughout his career, Ron has received numerous awards, including a Regional Commissioner's Citation team award in 2007, individual and team Commissioner's Citations in 2007 and 2001, and a Deputy Commissioner's Citation team award in 2004.

    Ron's retirement plans include enjoying time with his family, including a new granddaughter, and friends. He and his wife Susan will explore New York City, vacation in Florida, visit Europe, and travel to wherever the road leads them.

    I want to thank Ron for his many years of service to the people of New York City in one of our vital governmental agencies. The help he brought to them will live on for years.

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