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Focused on diversity, equity and inclusion

As Waller’s Chief Diversity Officer, Ron Snitker is responsible for overseeing and executing Waller’s diversity, equity and inclusion strategy in collaboration with the firm’s Diversity Committee. Ron leads internal and external initiatives related to recruiting, retention, firm culture, programming, leadership development and community engagement. Prior to beginning his tenure as Waller’s first Chief Diversity Officer, Ron served as Executive Director of the firm’s Financial Services Industry Team from 2015 to 2022. Additionally, Ron served on the Board of Directors of the Nashville LGBT Chamber of Commerce for six years and was Board President from 2018 through 2020. He received the President’s Award in 2021 for his service to the organization.

Ron is a graduate of the 2020 Class of Leadership Nashville. He serves as a member of the leadership team for the Class of 2022 and is a committee member for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Day. Ron is also a graduate of the Young Leaders Council where he was named Young Leader of the Year in 2018. Since 2014 he has been an Advisory Board Member of the MTSU LGBT+ College Conference and a volunteer with several Nashville-area nonprofits since arriving in Nashville in 1995.

Before joining Waller, Ron spent nearly 15 years in a variety of roles with UBS, the multinational investment bank and financial services company. Additionally, he co-chaired UBS Pride Americas, an internal employee network developed to help sustain an LGBT-friendly environment.

Ron holds dual MBAs from the Haas School of Business (University of California, Berkeley) and Columbia Business School, as well as a B.B.A. in Finance and a B.A. in Music Performance from the University of Iowa.

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  • Education
    • M.B.A., Columbia University
    • M.B.A., University of California, Berkeley
    • B.B.A., University of Iowa, Finance
    • B.A., University of Iowa, Music Performance
  • Professional Involvement
    • Member, Association for Law Firm Diversity Professionals (ALFDP)
    • Member, National Association for Law Placement (NALP)
    • Leadership Nashville, Class of 2020 Graduate
      • Leadership Team Member for Class of 2022
      • Committee Member for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Day
    • Global Equity Organization Corporate Advisory Board, 2005-2015 Conference Speaker, 2010
    • National Association of Stock Plan Professionals Corporate Advisory Board, 2013-2015 Nashville Chapter President, 2007-2008
    • Certified Equity Professional Institute Conference Speaker, 2006 and 2014
  • Community Involvement
    • Nashville LGBT Chamber of Commerce - President, Board of Directors, 2018-2020
    • Nashville LGBT Chamber of Commerce - Vice President, Board of Directors, 2016-2017
    • Nashville LGBT Chamber of Commerce - Board Member, 2015-2020
      • Marketing Committee Chair, 2015
    • MTSU LGBT+ College Conference - Advisory Board Member, 2014-present
    • MTSU LGBT+ College Conference - Advisory Board Co-Chair, 2016
    • Nashville CARES, Co-chair of Red Ribbon Breakfast, 2015
    • Oasis Center, Shades of Us event committee benefiting Just Us program, 2015
    • Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Board Member, Community Outreach and Marketing Council, 2003-2009
    • Alumnus, Nashville Young Leaders Council, 2002
    • Nashville Symphony Orchestra League, 1995-2002
    • Blair School of Music - Event Advisor, Faux Gras Scholarship Fundraiser, 1996-2000; Event Chair, 1998
    • Blair School of Music Guild, Vanderbilt University, 1996-2000
    • Executive Board Member, Blair School of Music Guild, Vanderbilt University, 1997-1999
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    Ron is enjoys life living in East Nashville with his husband, serving in our community, and providing advice for all things Nashville.

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