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AT21-369 Webinar Be the Change: Don’t Count Me Out: Managing Relationships, Diversity and Inclusion
June 15 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Webinar Title: Be the Change: Don’t Count Me Out: Managing Relationships, Diversity and Inclusion
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Comments: AT21-369 Webinar Be the Change: Don’t Count Me Out: Managing Relationships, Diversity and Inclusion, Presenter: Ronnie McDonald (AT=1h)
Webinar Date: 6/15/2021
Webinar Time: 12:00p-1:00p
This month, we’ll be hearing from Judge Ronnie McDonald as he discusses managing relationships and learning how to ‘sit a spell’!
Ronnie McDonald served as Bastrop County Judge from during a time in which the population of the county doubled. He was elected at age 27, becoming one of the youngest to ever serve as a County Judge in the State of Texas and the first African American to be elected county wide in Bastrop County as well as one of two to become the 1st African American elected in Texas out of 254 counties. He oversaw a $31 million county budget and managed emergencies of flood and fire, including the largest fire in Texas history working across party lines to save lives and promote recovery. Prior to being elected, Judge McDonald served in the state comptroller’s office as Assistant Executive Director for Family Pathfinders. After retiring from the judgeship, he was the government relations and education liaison for the firm McCreary, Veselka, Bragg and Allen in Round Rock.
Most recently, McDonald served as Executive Director for Strategic Partnerships and Community Relations at Texas A & M University, working with the directors of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Texas A&M Forest Service to provide direction on strategic priorities and focus. He served as the primary contact point for other partners by providing updates on a variety of joint interests such as natural disasters, providing AgriLife agency support to rural communities and grant/partnership opportunities.
Judge Ronnie McDonald