Ron is a native of Portsmouth, Virginia, and a graduate of the University of Richmond. He has lived in the Triangle area of North Carolina since 2000. Ron served as Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor to the North Carolina State Treasurer from 2009 – 2013. Prior to this, Ron was with Wachovia Bank for 34 years, serving in various management and leadership roles. Currently, he is the President and CEO of The Ottavio Group, a consulting firm specializing in Executive Coaching and Knowledge Mapping. Ron has been on the Triangle Aphasia Project Board of Directors for approximately 3 years and serves as Chair of the Board of Directors. He has a special passion for TAP’s mission as his wife, Debbie, suffered from Primary Progressive Aphasia for the last 8 years of her life. In his spare time, Ron enjoys spending time at his lake home in Virginia and with his Golden Retriever, Gracie!