Ronald C. Parker is the President and CEO of The National Association of Securities Professionals (NASP), the preeminent securities advocacy organization for minorities and women in the country and around the world. Prior to joining NASP, Parker was President and CEO of The Executive Leadership Council (ELC), an organization representing global black CEOs, senior executives and corporate board members of Fortune 1000 and global 500 organizations. In addition to his leadership roles at NASP and The ELC, Parker was with PepsiCo for nearly 30 years and retired from his position as Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Labor Relations and Global Diversity & Inclusion. During his time at PepsiCo, Parker served in several positions across multiple functions including field operating and corporate staff roles. Currently, Parker serves on the Board of The Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB), the Board of Baylor Scott & White Hospital, the Diversity & Inclusion Advisory Board of Procter & Gamble, the Board of Visitors for Howard University’s School of Business, the United Way Foundation of Metropolitan Dallas Board, and is a former Board Member of the Executive Leadership Council. Parker is a graduate of Texas Christian University (TCU), holding a B.A. in Political Science. He also serves on the Board of Trustees for TCU, serves as Chair of the University’s Development Committee, and is on the Board of Advisors for TCU’s Neely School of Business. Parker is National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Board Fellow and a frequent speaker on governance, diversity & inclusion, and leadership matters.