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Real Men Wear Pink 2019- Ron Simmons

Ron Simmons
Destination Montgomery Convention and Visitor Bureau

Ron Simmons is a native of Montgomery and is a 1983 graduate of Sidney Lanier High School. He is a graduate of Auburn University Montgomery, where he received a bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts with an emphasis in Marketing and Military Science. Simmons was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army Reserves from the Auburn University Montgomery ROTC program in 1987.

Simmons currently serves as the vice president of sales for the Destination Montgomery Convention and Visitor Bureau, part of the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce. He is also a recent graduate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Institute of Organizational Management at the University of Georgia.

Previously Simmons served as the vice president of business development with the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce from 2014-2016. From 2010-2014, he served as the sports national sales manager for the chamber and CVB.

Simmons and his wife, Annette, have been married 29 years, just celebrating their anniversary in July. They have two sons and one daughter, Ron II, Austin and Erin.

Simmons is the founder of D.A.D.S (Dads and Daughters Saturday), and serves on various boards throughout the community, including the Montgomery City-County Public Library and the Greater Montgomery YMCA. He is also a member of the Economic Development Association of Alabama and is a Leadership Montgomery graduate, Class XXVIII.

Simmons’ mother is a two-time cancer survivor and he has a friend who is a cancer survivor. He lost his godmother to breast cancer in 1992. So, the RMWP campaign is personal for him.

“I’m excited to be raising awareness and funds for early detection and treatment for breast cancer,” he said.

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