A successful career in basketball, the military, as a human resources and talent acquisition executive, and now as a motivational speaker, has given Ron a unique perspective on transitioning through different seasons of life. Over the course of his transitions, he has had the opportunity to coach and mentor young adults as well as senior-level professionals to their purpose, speaking and coaching on such topics as:
- All In – Being A Servant Leader
- Diversity Recruitment
- Talent May Not Be Enough
- The Future of Talent
- Transitions: Lessons learned from a Student-Athlete, Military Officer and Corporate Leader
After winning two high school basketball championships, Ron received a basketball scholarship to Penn State University and was inducted in the Penn State Behrend Basketball Hall of Fame in 1993. He was a member of the Army ROTC in college and had the honor of serving as Captain in the United States Army.
Ron continues to support our military by speaking and coaching at military hiring events, as well as working with organizations to build military hiring strategies. Ron takes pride in his distinct and diverse 20 + year career as a global Human Resources and Staffing Executive which includes such roles as Human Resources Business Partner, Recruitment and Talent Management Leader, and Diversity Practitioner.
He has had the opportunity and privilege to build and be known internationally for his extensive professional networking relationships and a track record of connecting people around the world. Ron is proud to be known as an industry go-to Thought Leader. He is a former partner of the Thought Leadership Institute for Sourcing and Staffing. He has also served on the boards of the National Association of African Americans in Human Resources for the Twin Cities Chapter (NAAAHRMN), the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM), the Employment Management Association (EMA), and Staffing.org.
Ron resides in Delray Beach, Florida with his wife Lavada, co-leading The Ron and Lavada Williams
Foundation. Ron’s proudest accomplishment has been his growth as a servant leader: being involved
internationally in organizations that serve the hungry and disadvantaged, coaching youth basketball,
conducting youth life skills workshops, counseling young couples, and participating in church ministries
such as Grace Church’s Crossroads Career Network in Eden Prairie, Minnesota.
Find out more about Ron at ronwilliamsserves.org.