Ronald Thompson has been employed at SAIC since 2005 when he retired from NSWC Crane. Ron holds a Credentialed Cooperative Director designation. He describes himself as a “mover and shaker” and considers his role in helping to save Indiana jobs and foster new ones to be his greatest personal accomplishment.
Ron was drawn into the world of cooperatives by his desire to help stop deregulation and sees the power that co-op members have together to be one of the greatest strengths of the REMC. Looking back on the UDWI board, Ron describes the time as both challenging and rewarding. He adds, “Change is coming ready or not. We need to be ready for our members with technology as it develops.” He has served as president of his local volunteer fire department and as a community revitalization committee member.
Ron and Phyllis, his wife of 44 years, have 2 sons and 3 granddaughters. He has lived in Springville for over 30 years.
To contact Ron, email him at email@example.com.