We have begun 2021 with some positive changes to the organization. We all know Covid-19 hit hard across the spectrum. As a non-profit we took a step back to refocus and reimagine what Project Relo will look like in the future. We paused our missions and moved our fundraising online. We continue to monitor Covid-19 as we begin to plan our events for 2021.
In the 3rd qtr of 2020, our Executive Director of 5 years Casey McEuin made a decision for his family and resigned from Project RELO. He is a Project RELO Alumni and always will be. He will be missed and is welcome back anytime. We wish him success on his new journey.
Let me introduce myself as some of you might be new to the family
My name is Mark Wariner and I attended my first mission with Project RELO in 2016. In 2017 my engagement became more formal as I determined this was an organization that I respected and wanted to support. I love what we do and what we stand for. We are working to #ChangeTheNarrative through open dialogue between the Military and Corporate America.
I am pleased to announce our newly appointed CEO, Ron Schwarz. Ron has hit the ground running and will be sharing the future vision in the coming months. We are very excited have Ron on the team and look forward to new growth.
I had the pleasure to sit down with Ron for a few moments and ask a few questions.
Q: Ron, Tell us about your work history
A: I have been fortunate to work for three quality Fortune 100 companies throughout my 35+ year professional career. During those years, while the learnings were vast, nearly everything boiled down to: Passion, Integrity, Energy and Execution.
Q: Why do you give back?
A: As I stated in the first question passion, integrity energy and execution are the foundational elements of everything I do.
Giving back is part of my heritage and value system. I have always been involved in youth, education, veteran/military and service organizations.
Q: Tell us a little about your family
A: Great question. Family is important. I have been blessed with a loving wife for 30+ years and two healthy (adult) children who make life especially fulfilling.
Q: What else can you tell us?
A: When not engaged in professional activities, I enjoy traveling, skiing, swimming, hiking and paddle boarding.
My Favorite quotes:
“I try to skate to where the puck is going to be, vs. where it’s been”
Wayne Gretzgy, circa 1989
“Strategy without execution is an hallucination”
Thomas Edision, circa 1900
My Favorite movie:
The Hunt for Red October
I am grateful and proud to be a part of this journey, and look forward to our future. – Ron
Thank you Ron for taking a few moments to let us know a little about you.
Feel free to find us on social media and of course keep watching our blog as more information is released. Till next time, stay safe out there.