Board of Trustees

Ronald Langston BioRonald N. Langston

Personal Information

  • Spouse: Inga Bumbary-Langston


Degrees from the University of Iowa, City University of New York, and Harvard University

Current Profession

Principal, Langston Global Enterprises LLC, Des Moines, Iowa

Professional Experience

  • National Director, U.S. Minority Business Development Agency
  • Vice President, Organizational and Administrative Management, EMCO Manufacturing
  • Director, Economic Development, Institute for Social and Economic Development
  • Director, National Markets, Principal Financial Group
  • Vice President, Governmental Affairs, Greater Des Moines Chamber of Commerce Federation
  • Special Assistant, Office of Secretary, Congressional Affairs, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Legislative Assistant, U.S. Senate
  • Legislative Research Analyst, Iowa General Assembly

Honors & Awards

  • Iowa Literary Award
  • Ronald H. Brown Economic Development Prism Award,Minorities Magazine
  • Asian Business Strategic Thinker Award
  • National Diversity Gala Best Practice's Government Leader Award

Present Civic Activities

  • Global Entrepreneurship Initiative, United Negro College Fund Special Program Corporation, Senior Fellow
  • Villanova School of Business, Dean's Advisory Council
  • Omega Psi Phi, fraternal Member
  • Sigma Pi Phi, Fraternal Member
  • African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church

Past Civic Activities

  • Iowa Commission on the Status of African Americans, Past Chairman
  • Iowa Department of Transportation, State Commissioner
  • Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) conference at Mauritius (2002) and Senegal (2005), Delegate
  • American Council of Young Political Leaders, to West Germany, France, NATO, Belgium, Delegate
  • George Washington University Health Advisory Committee on Africa, Member