Ronald Hall, Sr., President and CEO of Bridgewater Interiors: Value In A DPS Education

December 02, 2013

[image_lightbox url=”/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/ronald-hall-sr.jpg” title=”Ronald Hall, Sr.” align=”right”]Ronald Hall, Sr.[/image_lightbox]Ronald Hall, Sr. serves as President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Bridgewater Interiors in Detroit, Michigan. In addition, Mr. Hall is the President/CEO of Renaissance Capital Alliance, an equipment leasing company, Chairman/CEO of New Center Stamping, an automotive service parts stamping facility, and CEO of Departure Travel Management.

He is best known for turning the Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council (MMSDC) into one of the premier minority business organizations in the country. Under his leadership, MMSDC’s minority business and corporate membership more than doubled. Mr. Hall also was Assistant Vice President of Minority Business Development for New Detroit, Inc., the nation’s first urban coalition.

Mr. Hall continues to play an active role in business and civic organizations across the State of Michigan, including Business Leaders for Michigan, The Greater Detroit Chamber of Commerce, Booker T. Washington Business Association, National Athletic Amateur Union (AAU) and a host of public and private entities.

He earned a Master of Business Administration degree from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, and a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan. “At a young age, my parents instilled in me the importance of education. I gained my educational foundation from Detroit Public Schools.”

With all of his success, Mr. Hall gained his educational foundation from DPS schools; specially, Cass Technical High School. “The electrical background that I received at Cass Tech helped me in my college education and career. I learned to wire an entire building in high school. I gained great skills from my DPS experience.” 

In the early 1960’s Mr. Hall was one of the few African Americans who attended Cass Tech.  “I did not have a culture shock going to college because I was prepared in high school.  It is important to expose DPS student to various programs and experiences to prepare them for the future.”

Supporting DPS students is vitally important. “I value the programs that I was exposed to while at Detroit Public Schools.” Give back to Detroit students today!  Support the Detroit Public Schools Foundation.

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