Admiral Ronne Froman is a no-nonsense efficiency expert who has succeeded in traditionally male environments. As a change agent, her careers have spanned military, public, private and nonprofit businesses.
Ronne served in the United States Navy for 31 years, and retired a 2-star Admiral. In her last Navy job, she was the director of Ashore Readiness for the Chief of Naval Operations, responsible for nearly 90 Navy stations and bases around the world with a $7 billion dollar budget.
After retirement, she joined the San Diego Unified School District as the chief of business operations. Next as the CEO of the San Diego Imperial Counties Chapter of the American Red Cross, she was instrumental in restoring the confidence in the floundering Chapter during and after the horrendous Southern California wildfires. In 2005, Ronne became the first chief operating officer for the City of San Diego at a time when the City was facing both financial and leadership challenges. After that she was senior vice president for the energy group of General Atomics, managing 300 scientists and engineers who are industry leaders in advanced energy research and development.
In 2011-2012 she was the CEO of Monarch School Project, a unique public private partnership with San Diego County School District, a K-12 school for the homeless in downtown San Diego. Since 2010, Ronne has been the CEO/Chair of a Veterans Program called REBOOT. When you join the military you are programmed to be successful, but when you get out no reprogramming is done to make Vets successful in the civilian world. REBOOT provides the necessary behavioral training to help in the transition. She also serves on the USS Midway Museum Board and is the Chair of the Monarch School Board.
She has received numerous awards, including the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, Distinguished Daughters of Pennsylvania, LEAD San Diego Visionary Award, San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce Spirit of San Diego, San Diego Magazine Woman of the Year, Girls Scouts Cool Woman, and San Diego Business Journal Woman Who Mean Business and CEO of the Year, to name a few.
Throughout her career Ronne Froman has been a leader--a person who, through her own example, has provided inspiration to others, encouraging them be the very best that they can be. How did she do it? Building teams, empowering her people, employing collaborative management practices, and understanding the customer.