Ronald B. Richard

President & CEO | Cleveland Foundation


Ronn Richard is president and CEO of the Cleveland Foundation. Over the past 29 years, Mr. Richard has held a variety of senior management positions in government, the private sector, and the nonprofit sector.

Prior to joining the foundation, Mr. Richard was the managing director and chief operating officer of In-Q-Tel, the CIA’s venture capital fund. In this role, he worked to ensure the prompt and effective delivery of new technologies to the U.S. intelligence community.

Before joining In-Q-Tel, Mr. Richard spent 13 years at Panasonic in key management positions, including serving as president of the company’s North American research and development operations; president of Panasonic Home & Commercial Products Company, a major sales and marketing division of Panasonic USA; president of Panasonic Strategic Ventures Company, in charge of mergers and acquisitions and strategic alliances; vice president for planning, technology, and public affairs, which included heading up Panasonic’s corporate philanthropy; and vice president for Internet business development.