Jerry has served as a naval officer, a clerk to U.S. District Judge Barrington D. Parker, and as the director of programs and the co-chair of the D.C. Public Interest Group at the Greater Washington Board of Trade. He has served on the boards of many community organizations, including as vice chairman of the board and treasurer of the Children’s Hospital and the Greater Washington Urban League, where he serves as chairman of the board. Jerry has also served as an elected trustee of the National Urban League, two terms as the chairman of the District of Columbia United Way Campaign, and two terms as chairman of the Howard University Hospital Fund Development Committee. He served as vice president of the District of Columbia Building Industry Association, a member of the board of directors of the D.C. Chamber of Commerce, a board member of the Downtown Business Improvement District, the vice chairman of the board of Unity Healthcare Inc., and a state member of the Interstate Study Commission. Jerry has also hosted a weekly radio program on which he and invited guests discussed current issues.