Ronald W. Blue (BS '66, MBA '67)
Distinguished Entrepreneur 2003
Following his graduation from Indiana University with a Masters of Business Administration degree, Ron joined the management group of Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co. and worked with the firm in New York City, Dallas, and San Francisco.
In 1970, Ron founded an Indianapolis-based CPA firm which has grown to be one of the 50 largest CPA firms in the United States. Leaving the CPA firm in 1977, Ron became Administrative Vice President of Leadership Dynamics International. While with Leadership Dynamics, he was involved in developing and teaching Biblically-based leadership and management seminars in the United States and Africa.
Convinced that Christians would better handle their personal finances if they were counseled objectively with the highest technical expertise and from a Biblical perspective, he founded Ronald Blue & Co., a fee-only financial planning firm, in 1979. The Atlanta-based company offers comprehensive financial, estate and investment counsel to individual clients and organizations throughout the United States.
Ronald Blue & Co. currently manages over $2.5 billion in assets for its more than 4,000 clients nationwide with a staff of over 200 people. Branch locations include Atlanta, Georgia; Baltimore, Maryland; Charlotte, North Carolina; Chicago, Illinois; Dallas, Texas; Holland, Michigan; Houston, Texas; Indianapolis, Indiana; Montgomery, Alabama; Nashville, Tennessee; Orlando, Florida; Phoenix, Arizona; Santa Ana, California; Seattle, Washington; Washington, D.C. as well as Canada.
Ron is the author of nine books on personal finance from a Biblical perspective, including the best seller Master Your Money, first published in 1986 and now in its twenty-seventh printing. He is featured in the popular, six-part Master Your Money video series, produced by Walk Thru the Bible Ministries, and used in over 5,500 churches across the country.
Most recently Ron has written Money Talks and So Can We and Generous Living, both published by Zondervan. In addition, he has co-authored Raising Money-Smart Kids and A Woman's Guide to Financial Peace of Mind with his wife, Judy.
Ron has appeared on numerous radio and television programs, including Focus on the Family, Family News in Focus, The 700 Club, Prime Time America, and Moody Radio Open Line. He is a regular contributor to several national Christian magazines.
Ron currently serves on the Board of Directors of Campus Crusade for Christ, Crown Financial Ministries, Family Research Council, The National Christian Foundation and on the Board of Trustees of The Maclellan Foundation and The Sandra and William B. Johnson Foundation, Inc. He formerly served on the Board of Directors of Promise Keepers, Insight for Living, Medical Institute for Sexual Health and Walk Thru the Bible Ministries.
Ron and Judy live in Atlanta. They have five children and six grandchildren.