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Ronald W. Williams

Retired, Gary-Williams Company



Ronald W. Williams is self-employed and is the past chairman and current member of the Board of Directors of the National Western Association.  He is co-chair of the National Western's capital campaign.  Mr. Williams is the former President and Chief Executive Officer of the Gary-Williams Company.

Mr. Williams was with Arthur Anderson & Co. in Denver before joining Samuel Gary Oil Producer (later Gary-Williams Energy Corporation) as Chief Financial Officer in 1977.  He assumed responsibility as President in 1981.

Mr. Williams is a member and past Chairman of the Board of Directors of Children's Hospital Colorado and a member of the board of the hospital's foundation.

Mr. Williams received his B.A. in Business Administration in 1967 from Kearney State College, Kearney, Nebraska and his M.A. in management in 1969 from the University of Nebraska.

He is married to Cille and has a daughter, two sons and seven grandchildren.