He served the City of Philadelphia both as its Managing Director and as the City Solicitor. For the School District of Philadelphia, he served on the Board of Education from December 1995 to December 2001 and on the School Reform Commission from 2011 to 2013, each of which he chaired for two years. He was also University Vice President and Chief of Staff to the former Penn President Dr. Judith Rodin. Currently, he serves on the boards of CF Leads, the Philadelphia Zoo, the Philadelphia Award, the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, the Institute for Journalism in New Media, FS Investment Corporation (NYSE: FSIC), Amerigas (NYSE: APU), and Independence Health Group.
Ramos grew up primarily in North Philadelphia and Olney, attended public schools and graduated from Central High School. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in urban studies from the University of Pennsylvania and a Juris Doctor, cum laude, from the University of Michigan Law School. In 2014 he was awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Drexel University. Ramos also completed an Eisenhower Fellowship, an international program that encourages innovative leaders to enhance their skills, enrich our world and encourage justice and peace.