Term Expires December 2022
A retired Air Force Colonel and former district director for a global aerospace and defense technology company, Ron Ellis has a long history of service and an extensive background in administration, long range planning and finance management.
He was appointed to fill an unexpired term on the EAA board in 2007. Ellis was elected to the post in 2008 and re-elected in 2010 and 2014. His current term expires in 2022. As board treasurer and chairman of the Finance/Administrative Committee Ellis enjoys crunching numbers.
“I find it very interesting and I’ll stay on as long as this old body keeps me going,” he said.
The son of a motorcycle policeman and a homemaker, Ellis grew up in Baltimore. After graduating from the University of Maryland, he joined the Air Force. Ellis served 29 years before retiring in 1988. He then worked for the Northrup Grumman Corporation for eleven years.
He received numerous commendations, including the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Legion of Merit and the Distinguished Flying Cross, to name a few. He also is a member of the Air Force Association, Ducks Unlimited, and is a National Officer in the Order of Daedalian.
In addition to a bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland, Ellis has a master’s degree from George Washington University.