Ron represents the Existing Industry Support team within Alabama Power Company’s Economic and Community Development organization. In his role, Ron supports large business and industrial customers by connecting them with valuable resources and economic development entities within the state.
Ron’s daily focus is to help customers build business cases to expand their facilities in Alabama and to link businesses with workforce development resources such as the Alabama Industrial Development Training (AIDT) organization. He also assists businesses in assessing and identifying skill gaps and fosters development of new training programs for companies.
Ron has almost 20 years of experience in the utility industry. Prior to joining the Alabama Power Economic Development team in 2018, Ron was an experienced commercial and industrial account manager for Alabama Power within the Commercial Marketing department in Mobile, Alabama. His experience as an account manager along with his track record of building and sustaining trusted customer relationships make him an invaluable resource to existing industrial companies seeking to grow their businesses within the state of Alabama.
Ron graduated from Talladega College with a bachelor’s degree in Marketing and from the University of Mobile with a master’s degree in Business Administration. He is active within his community and gives of his time to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mobile and to the Christian Business Men’s Connection. He enjoys spending quality time with his wife, Shay, and their three children – Blake, Brooke and Briley.
“The opportunity to develop long-lasting relationships and to act as a trusted partner to Alabama industry participants is what excites me most about my job.”