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Thomas, Ron

Executive Director, Executive Education
COB - Executive Education


Academic/Professional/Personal Focus

Areas of Expertise
- Building Highly Effective Teams - Talent Management and Succession Planning - Building Corporate Learning Strategy - Executive, Leadership and Top Talent Development and Coaching - Strategic Planning - Building Alliances and Partnerships


Professional Experience
Ron is the Executive Director of Corporate & Executive Education, the executive education arm of Butler University. He spent over sixteen years at the Kelley School of Business designing and conducting custom management and executive education programs for Fortune 500 firms such as Ameritech, Alcoa, AT&T, BAA, BP Amoco, Cinergy, Dow Chemical, EDS, FedEx, General Motors, Kimball International, Lincoln Financial, Lucent Technologies, Old National Bancorp, Philips Electronics, Raytheon, Sara Lee, SIRVA, Vectren, WellPoint, Whirlpool, and Xerox.   Ron also has considerable experience in the development and implementation of consortium education programs. During his career at the Kelley School of Business, Ron led numerous consortia, including the Indiana Partnership for Management Development (IPMD), Indiana Service Partnership (ISP), the Kelley Partnership for Leadership Development (KPLD), and the Indiana Forum for Management Development (IFMD).