Ron is a senior executive with over 35 years of experience in a number of industry sectors. He is now semi-retired, although he remains actively involved in a number of public and private organizations, including Covenant Foundation (Chair), Sawridge Group of Companies, and the Alberta Insurance Council (Chair).
Over his career he has held a number of executive positions including serving as the CEO of Edmonton Economic Development Corporation, Lacent Technologies, and Edmonton Airports. Prior to that, Ron served as Vice President of New Ventures at Alberta Research Council, and as a Senior Manager at Stantec.
Ron has also served on the boards or advisory boards/committees of Airports Council International, the Canadian Airports Council, the Alberta Economic Development Authority, the Capital Region United Way, the Mazankowski Heart Institute, the World Student University Games, and faculties of the University of Alberta.