Chief Operating Officer
As a believer in sustainable development, Ron wants to ensure that business success endures. A G&S veteran, Ron guides the agency’s operations and strives for efficient alignment its resources, including IT, HR and accounting, to ensure client service excellence, staff enrichment and business success. Ron also manages the agency’s partnership in PROI Worldwide, the premier global network of independent public relations agencies, with a network of 75 partners around the world. In his more than 30 years at G&S, Ron has served in many client services and agency management roles, including Managing Director of the Chicago office and head of the sustainability consulting team. Ron graduated with a B.S. in journalism and mass communications from Iowa State University, received a Master’s certificate in managing the sustainable enterprise from the Illinois Institute of Technology Stuart School of Business and also completed the certified GRI sustainability reporting curriculum. He was named a PR News 2018 CSR Corporate Professional of the Year finalist. In addition to his professional work, Ron serves as an advisor in the iMentor program, where he counsels disadvantaged high school students to help them prepare for college. Previously, he was adjunct professor at Kendall College in Chicago, teaching research, analytics, metrics and reporting for sustainability. Ron hones his problem solving skills by tackling obstacles in Spartan races.