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Ronald Arena

Senior Consultant & Principal
Leader of Communications

Ron joined Marts & Lundy as a senior consultant in 2001. He brings to his client engagements more than 30 years of experience in the nonprofit sector. He is the leader of the firm’s Strategic Communications Group and is considered an expert in fundraising communications and marketing. He oversees a team of strategists, writers, social media experts, designers, photographers, web producers, and videographers, whose services are tailored for specialized donor audiences.

Ron served as a member of the firm’s Board of Directors for several years. Prior to joining the firm, he was principal of Arena Communications from 1992-2001. His team provided a wide range of marketing and communications services to a North American client base. Before starting his own firm, Ron was a senior consultant with Neal & Associates in York, PA, providing specialised marketing, public relations, and communications services to hospitals and other healthcare organisations. He has authored two books and written several publications.

Ron has worked with clients internationally for many years, mainly in the Middle East, the United Kingdom and Canada. Current and recent clients include the University of Aberdeen, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals in Saudi Arabia, the University of Balamand in Lebanon, King’s Academy in Jordan, the University of Alberta and Trinity College School.