Jean Arthur moved to Maryland in 1979, after attending high school in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. She started running in 1975, at the age of 12 after she took a friend’s dare to enter a race and won. Jean is the immediate past president of the Montgomery County Road Runners, one of the top 5 largest RRCA member clubs, and also served as president from 2003-2006. She served on the club’s board of directors from 1999-2012. She is currently race director for MCRRC’s Pike’s Peek 10K in Rockville, Maryland and is on the steering committee for the club’s Parks Half Marathon. Jean also serves on the executive committee of Cherry Blossom, Inc., which puts on the Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run in Washington, D.C. She has also been involved in organizing many other running events, including the 2009 USATF cross country championship. She has served on the RRCA’s Finance & Audit Committee since 2009 and the Kids Run the Nation Grant selection panel since the program’s inception. Jean is an attorney and works for the Montgomery County Council as a legislative analyst.