Ron has been a Foundation board member since 1994. He was born in St. Paul, Minnesota and received his BA in business from the University of Alaska. Ron has been the President of the Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce, VP Nerland’s Home Furnishings and CEO of the Tanana Valley Clinic. Ron has been a Rotary member for more than 40 years and Director of Northrim Bank. Ron and his wife Mary Lou have 5 children and he enjoys theater, downhill skiing, golf and racquet ball.