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Ron Spencer

Board Member
Term Expires: 
September 2021

Ron Spencer is a consultant on international business, supply chain design and global procurement practices as well as an investor in restaurants and real estate. He is also an avid pilot.

Ron worked for Dell Computer from 1990-2000 in the position of Senior Manager, Global Procurement, where he led a team of procurement, engineering, quality, and manufacturing professionals in managing a group of 50+ suppliers with over $1 billion dollars of annual spending. His responsibilities included all contractual agreements with the suppliers, their performance improvements in quality, design, continuity of supply and cost reductions. The suppliers he managed won the prestigious Platinum Supplier Award six years in a row. He was instrumental in the supply chain design that revolutionized the computer industry.

Prior to joining Dell Computer, Ron was a Senior Consultant with International Management Services that specialized in economic development in major cities and ports through the creation of Foreign Trade Zones (FTZ’s) throughout the USA. All of the FTZ applications that were submitted to the Departments of Commerce, U.S. Customs, and Army Corp of Engineers were approved and the operations therein were the first of their kind in the nation.

Ron currently serves on the Advisory Board of Directors to the Smithville airport.