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Ronn started his professional career in the hospitality industry as a dishwasher and cook in 1987 in Alaska where he was born and raised. He moved up the ladder to management, then became junior partner of the establishment and eventually full-fledged partner. Ronn sold to his partner at the end of 2019 yet remained on as a consultant until he moved to Arizona with his then-fiance in March of 2020. 

In January 2021, Ronn joined Kind Hospitality as an Assistant Manager of Barrio Brewing Co. In summer of that year, he moved to airport operations to learn all of our organization’s concepts. He was offered, and accepted, the role of Director of Operations at Phoenix Mesa Gateway Airport in January 2022. 

An Alaskan native, Ronn enjoys fishing, camping, hiking and cross-country skiing. He is a former competitive mountain runner and cross-country skier. His daughter and granddaughter still reside in Alaska, but Ronn is enjoying Arizona, where he loves hiking with his wife when it’s not too hot and spending time in cooler climates of Sedona and Flagstaff.