Chief Operating Officer (Administrative)
Ron became Chief Operating Officer in June 2021 after serving as the firm’s Director of Client Relations. As COO, he manages the administrative aspects of our business. As well, he continues his client-relations responsibilities.
His career includes record-breaking seasons as chief fundraiser for the Kansas City Ballet, Kansas City Symphony, Houston Symphony, Phoenix Symphony and Sacramento Ballet. He spent nearly a decade with a national fundraising consulting firm, where he rose to Executive Vice President. He began his career as a sportswriter at The Kansas City Star and has worked in public relations and management consulting.
Ron is a frequent speaker at business and association conferences, and has designed and taught courses at the corporate and community-college level. He has led organizations through strategic planning, business planning and Board development, as well as guided them in their philanthropic efforts.
He has been a Scoutmaster since 1981, is an Eagle Scout, and is a recipient of the Silver Beaver, the highest recognition a local Boy Scout Council bestows on a volunteer. He is a Sagamore in Heart of America Council’s Tribe of Mic-O-Say (Kansas City).
- University of Missouri-Kansas City, Political Science
- Lansing Community College, Former Adjunct Faculty
- Former National Chair, Dance/USA Development Directors and Staff Affinity Group
- Former Board President: Tikkun-KC
- Former Board President, Global Ties KC
- Former Board President, Kansas City Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America
- Former Board of Directors, E. Claire Raley Studios for the Performing Arts (Sacramento)
- Former Board of Directors, Grand Canyon Council, Boy Scouts of America (Phoenix)
- Former Board of Directors, Michigan Board of Counseling
- Former Board of Directors, East Lansing (MI) Public Library
- Former Board of Directors, Friends of Turner-Dodge House (Lansing, MI)
- Former Peer Panelist: California Arts Council
- Former Mentor, Sacramento Regional Community Foundation
- Former Member, ArtsKC Advisory Council
- Former Member, City of Overland Park Legacy of Greenery Committee
- More than 40 awards from the Public Relations Society of America, International Association of Business Communicators and other organizations
- Accredited (APR), Public Relations Society of America