Ron is the senior partner and chief executive officer of Southwest Michigan First, an economic consulting firm, which has grown 20 percent annually under his leadership. Ron's focus is to lift up leaders by accelerating their impact, influence and well-being in career, family and community.
Ron leads Consultant Connect, is the publisher of 269 MAGAZINE, a board member of Impact Athletic, a chairman of the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts and a trustee of Western Michigan University. Ron is also the founder of the leadership conference Catalyst University and the co-founder of NEXT, an invitation-only leadership symposium for global economic development leaders.
Ron is a graduate of the UCLA Anderson School of Management.