Board of Directors - Member
Exec. Vice President (retired) - Medicine Shoppe International
Ron joined the Board in 2013. Ron was Executive Vice President of Medicine Shoppe International, responsible for global operations of 1300 pharmacies in the U.S. and 10 other countries, until his retirement in 2002. He served in myriad capacities during his 31 year tenure there, as MSI grew from a small private company, to public ownership in 1983, and then acquired by Cardinal Health in 1995.
In 2003, Ron became the 8th member elected to chain pharmacy's Retail Excellence Hall of Honors. He has served on the National Board of Representatives of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, as well as the St. Louis LLS Board, the AMC Cancer Board, and others.
Being a pharmacist, (U. of MN.) he has served on numerous pharmacy professional Boards including the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, the American Pharmacists Association, and representing Missouri in the national House of Delegates.
In 2013, at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York, Cardinal Timothy Dolan inducted Ron as a Knight, in the very prestigious Order of Malta of the Roman Catholic Church.
Currently, he is Chairman Emeritus of the STL College of Pharmacy, Vice Chairman of the ASC Foundation, and Stewardship Chairman at St. Anselm Parish.
Ron, and his wife Pat, who is also very active in philanthropic organizations, have 3 adult children, 3 grandchildren, and enjoy all sporting and theatre events, as well as extensive travel.