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Ron Robinson
Ron Robinson
Sr. Vice President, Executive Recruitment
 
Tel: 817-753-3153

Ron Robinson graduated from Eastern Illinois University with a B.S. in History and an M.S. in Counseling Psychology. In April of 2014 Ron was selected as  a “Distinguished Graduate Alumnus” of Eastern Illinois University. Now our Senior Vice President of Executive Recruitment, Ron began a 24-year administrative and teaching career at Eastern Illinois, Western Illinois University and East Texas State University, which is now Texas A&M University-Commerce.

His positions included Director of the University Union at Western Illinois, Director of the Sam Rayburn Student Center, and Dean of Students at East Texas State. Ron's academic appointments included adjunct faculty appointments in the Department of Recreation and the Department of Student Personnel and Guidance.

He has many honors and awards including: Chairman of the Board of the National Entertainment Conference (NEC), Chairman of the Board of the NEC Foundation, and consultancies with Warner Brothers, and the Country Music Association.

Ron accepted the position of President/CEO of the Richardson Economic Development Partnership and the Chamber of Commerce in 1985.  In 1992, he also assumed the Presidency of the Metroplex Technology Business Council.  By 2000, the three organizations had a combined budget of $2.5 million, an executive staff of 21, and combined membership of 2100.

He played a major role in the development of the internationally recognized Telecom Corridor, a 10 square mile area consisting of 600 technology companies, 60,000 engineers and technical executives, and 16 million square feet of office and flex tech space in Richardson, Texas.

Even though Ron initially retired in 2005 and moved to Greenville, Texas, he was recruited from retirement to become the President of the Greenville Economic Development Corporation in 2008.  He later retired in September 2011.

Ron has conducted several executive searches in recent years including executive positions in economic development, event fund raising, and museum management.

Outside of work, his hobbies include woodworking and giving speeches on Civil War issues and personalities such as Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant, and Robert E. Lee. In November 2014, Ron was named to the Board of Advisors of the Lincoln Forum, the Gettysburg based association of Lincoln scholars and enthusiasts. The history buff is married to his wife Pat, with whom he has three children, seven grandchildren, and one great grandchild.