Bridge Board Member Profile: Ron Cruikshank

Posted on 6/29/2011 by The Bridge

Ron Cruikshank joined the Board of Trustees at The Bridge in November of 2010. He has been, and currently is, an active leader with many non-profits. Executive Director of The Bridge, Peter Beitchman, says of Ron, “We are delighted to welcome Ron as a new Board member, and are proud that he will be lending his extensive talents and skills in the non-profit and profit sector to helping The Bridge grow.”

A native of Pittsburgh, PA, Ron’s 25 year career in the communications industry and in the practice of law has given him a wide range of experience. He retired in 2007 from his position as Senior Corporate Counsel at Omnicom Group Inc. in New York City. Since that time, Ron has volunteered as an Elder and Trustee at Shadyside Presbyterian Church in Pittsburgh and Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church in Manhattan. He also serves on the Board of Trustees of McCormick Theology Seminary in Chicago, and recently completed a 6 year term on the Board of The Lebanese American University in Beirut. Ron is currently Of Counsel to the law firm of Choate & Seletski in their Estate/Trust practice.

Ron has dealt with severe mental illness in his family and knows how it feels to have to navigate the mental health system. He stated, "I know what people have to go through, and I really like the way The Bridge helps. I wanted to join the Board to give back in my own community." We are truly grateful to have Ron on our Board with his great wealth of knowledge and expertise.

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