Ronald Harrison - Director
Ron Harrison is CEO and Managing Director of Harrison & Associates, LLC. He provides over 40 years of senior corporate-management experience in team and market development; holistic diversity/inclusion initiatives; multi-cultural marketing; and community partnerships. He provides management coaching to companies aiming to address the needs of today’s and tomorrow’s marketplace.
He spent over 44 years with PepsiCo, Inc., starting in 1960 as a Pepsi route salesman and leaving with the corporate title of Senior Vice President, External Relations, and Special Assistant to the Chairman. While at PepsiCo, Ron served as a member of the Board of Trustees of the PepsiCo Foundation, and as a PepsiCo Corporate Officer before his retirement in April 2004. Some of Ron’s PepsiCo responsibilities included roles as Area VP, responsible for all Pepsi-Cola sales and marketing in New York City, and as Division VP, responsible for all sales and marketing in Pepsi’s company-owned plants in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and Florida.
Ron is currently the Chair Emeritus of the Diversity Institute of the International Franchise Association’s Education Foundation.
They reside in Burke, Va. and have three children and five grandchildren.