Ronald D. Hearns, Director, Midwest Workforce Operations

With more than 20 years’ professional experience—including community college and technical school workforce-services programs—Ron possesses a unique blend of expertise in business, community, and economic development service-delivery systems. His strategic collaborations with private- and public-sector agencies, enterprises, organizations, and other community-oriented stakeholders form the foundation for the successful operation of KRA’s Midwest programs.  Ron was honored by the Chicago Defender as one of the 2016 Men of Excellence, in recognition of his contributions to preparing jobseekers with career-building education and training opportunities that lead to sustainable employment. He holds an MS degree in Marketing Communications, and a BS degree in Business Administration, both conferred by Roosevelt University.