Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017
Wichita Area Builders Association
730 N. Main, Wichita, KS 67203
Social: 6:30 p.m. | Meeting: 7 p.m.
August meeting sponsor: Kansas Rep. Dan Hawkins
Special guest Ron Ryckman, Jr.
Speaker of the Kansas House of Representatives
Ron Ryckman, Jr. was raised in western Kansas and has spent the past 25 years in Johnson County. As a student athlete at MidAmerica Nazarene University, he was dedicated to teamwork and learning business, which built the foundation for his achievements.
His civic leadership runs strong. Ron has served on the Olathe City Council since 2009 and was elected to the Kansas House of Representatives first in 2012, then 2014, and again in 2016 where shortly after he was elected as Speaker of the House. He previously served as chairman of the House Social Services Budget Committee and the House Appropriations Committee.
Working in the private sector, Ron established and grew several companies while creating hundreds of jobs. Today he serves as CEO of ZeroPitch Roofing and continues to mentor other local entrepreneurs. As a small business owner, he understands the importance of fiscal responsibility and the impacts of regulations and taxes. Ron takes considerable pride in sponsoring activities and delivering on benefaction through his church, Living Hope Church of the Nazarene, and has devoted time to other area philanthropic organizations such as Kids TLC, the Bi-State Commission, and Olathe Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.
Ron and his wife Kim have been married for 22 years and have three children, Haley (19), Christian (15), and Chase (12).