Ron Milam works to transform Southern California into a sustainable region through leadership and organization development for organizations and collaborative change initiatives. Since 2005, Ron has served over 90 organizations as a facilitator, trainer and coach.
As a Certified Professional Facilitator, Ron has led over 200 retreats, planning sessions, community meetings and focus groups. He’s supported the leadership of numerous organizations to decide their mission, vision, values, strategies, goals, work plans and/or important policy decisions. Ron has also presented over 125 interactive capacity building workshops in the areas of strategic planning, board development, facilitation and fundraising for over 2,300 leaders.
Prior to consulting, Ron launched the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition in 1998 and served as its first Executive Director. Under Ron’s leadership, the organization grew from an idea into a 1,000 member organization. Having prioritized leadership development throughout his tenure, the LACBC continues to grow and play a pivotal role in the growing bicycling movement in Southern California.
Outside of consulting, Ron served on the Board of Directors of Sustainable South Bronx and the Alliance for Bicycling and Walking. He’s participated in the Southern California Leadership Network’s Leadership Southern California fellowship, Coro’s Leadership New York program, the David Rimer Fellowship at LA Social Venture Partners and the LA Urban Rangers.
In order to build his own capacity to serve, Ron is currently enrolled in the Masters of Organization Development program at Pepperdine University where he is writing his thesis on collaborative change efforts in Southern California. Ron holds a B.S. in Planning, Public Policy and Management from the University of Oregon.