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Ron Magnus is managing director of FMI’s Center for Strategic Leadership. He founded the Center for Strategic Leadership, which has focused on developing the strategic capability of leaders worldwide. Many of the largest engineering and construction firms in the world are clients and friends of the CSL. Ron also serves on Boards as a director and trusted advisor.
Prior to joining FMI, Ron flew fighter aircraft for 12 years for the U.S. Air Force; his distinctions include receiving the Top Gun award. He retired from the Colorado Air Guard in 1998 — being among the first guardsmen to graduate from the Air Force Space and Missile training program. He spent more than five years at West Point providing leadership development instruction to cadets and officers at the U.S. Military Academy and now leads numerous seminars on leadership, team building and teamwork worldwide.
Since joining FMI, Ron has created the Leadership Institute, which is the industry’s premier leadership development program focused on improving the quality of individual and corporate leadership for the construction industry. The Leadership Institute has 6,000 alumni in industry positions of influence that are committed to building a better future for the industry.
Ron has also pioneered FMI’s global growth initiatives — which currently include Korea, Canada and the Middle East.
Ron graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy with a bachelor’s degree in international affairs. He has a Master of Arts in Religion from Liberty University. He was nominated and accepted as a Wharton Fellow participant in 2004 and conferred alumni status in 2008.