Ron Alston became a Trustee in 2009 and currently serves as Chair of the Board. He is Senior Vice President of the Not-for-Profit and Government Banking Group at SunTrust Bank, where he serves as relationship manager to not-for-profit organizations in metro Atlanta. He is responsible for providing credit, depository, treasury and other banking services to non-profits. Ron’s major clients include the YMCA, Boys & Girls Club, United Way and the Paideia School. Ron first joined SunTrust Bank in 1987 and has been with the Not-for-Profit and Government Banking Group since 2003. Prior to his current assignment, Ron spent 9 years as a Credit Officer in the Corporate & Investment Banking Division, 2 years managing the Bank’s Credit Department and 4 years as a Relationship Manager in Large Corporate Banking. Ron is originally from Philadelphia and earned his bachelor’s degree from Northeastern University in Boston and his MBA from the Wharton School. He is active in the community serving as a board member of Agnes Scott College, the United Way of Metro Atlanta, the Decatur Family YMCA, the advisory board of Hillside, Inc., and as a member of the 2008 class of Leadership DeKalb. He is married to the former Stacey Lewis and is the father of three sons, Christopher, Matthew and Brandon.