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Ronald D. McCray

Ron is a private investor and corporate director. He serves on the governing boards of A. H. Belo, Career Education Corporation and EveryWare Global, Inc.

Ron also serves on the governing boards of Cornell University, the Harvard Law School, SMU Dedman School of Law and Children's Medical Center-Dallas. In 2011, he was nominated by President Obama and confirmed by the U.S Senate to be a member of the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board.

Ron previously served on the board of directors of Knight Ridder, Inc., and Kimberly-Clark de Mexico S.A. de CV. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and is a part owner of the Boston Celtics NBA franchise.

Ron previously served as the Chief Administrative Officer of Nike, Inc., with responsibility for strategic leadership and for oversight of various businesses and administrative functions. Prior to joining Nike, he served as chief legal officer of Kimberly-Clark Corporation, with global responsibility for strategic leadership as well as legal, internal audit, compliance and other administrative functions.

Ron first practiced corporate, securities and finance law at Weil, Gotshal & Manges and then at Jones Day. Several of his former deputies are currently or recently were c-suite executives at Kraft, Avon, Dean Foods, Menasha Corp, Kimberly-Clark, Moneygram, Wells Enterprises and Lala. 

Ron graduated from Cornell, where he earned a varsity letter, and set school and meet records in track and field, led student organizations, was named to Dean's List and, during his junior and senior years, to honor societies. He then attended the Harvard Law School, where he served as the editor and business manager of the Harvard Civil Rights/Civil Liberties Law Review and recently was named a Traphagen Distinguished Alumnus.

Ron has three daughters Morgan (Wesleyan University '10), Adriane (University of Pennsylvania '12), and Jordan (Rice University ’14).