Mayor Pro Tem Ron Kelley has been a Plano resident since 1996. The nearly two decades in Plano have been an incredible experience for his entire family as they have enjoyed the excellence the city has to offer with great neighborhoods, parks, walking trails, libraries and economic opportunities.
Ron’s business expertise includes a 19-year career serving in various sales and marketing roles within Corning, Alcatel, Fujitsu Network Communications, and several high tech start-up companies. He spent the majority of his business career at Fujitsu where he last served as Vice President - Sales and was responsible for $1.2 billion in annual revenue.
Ron left the business environment in 2004 as he sought to make a tangible difference in the lives of people. Today, Ron serves as Executive Director of the Prestonwood Foundation, providing biblical guidance and training in the area of personal finances and career transition. For more than a decade, Ron has been assisting people in search of employment through teaching networking strategies, resume writing, and providing job leads. He also assists families with developing spending plans, debt reduction and saving plans.
Ron graduated in 1986 from Appalachian State University in North Carolina with a Bachelor of Science in Business Management. He also was a member of the golf team. In 2009, Ron earned a Master of Arts in Theological Studies from Liberty University Baptist Theological Seminary.
Ron and his wife, Gwen, have been married since1991 and have two children, Meaghan, a recent Texas A&M University graduate who is now studying at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, and Matthew, an accounting major at Baylor University.