EU Alumni Perspective: Ron Bogart
Name: Ron Bogart
Graduation Year: 2009
Major: Master of Organizational Leadership
Current Position: President of Gold Mechanical
City and State: Springfield, Missouri
Tell us about your career and what you do now.
My career began in the building trades in 1986, which is really where I still reside, although in a different role. I’m currently the president of an employee owned company, Gold Mechanical, with 130+ employees actively working in Missouri, Arkansas, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas.
I started my first business at 23 years old and have held positions as CFO, CEO, and board appointments that have taken me as far as Washington D.C. My wife Nancy and I also own a nationwide manufacturing and sales company called Jordan Essentials. So business and management are part of my family’s DNA.
What is your favorite memory from Evangel?
As an adult student, my favorite memories are tied to my fellow cohort and some of the professors that I still interact with today.
How did Evangel help you identify/develop your calling?
My calling to business leadership was firmly established by the time I arrived at Evangel. What I received during my time as a student were the tools and confidence to put my gifts to full deployment.
How did your experience at Evangel prepare you for life after graduation?
What advice would you give a current student preparing for the workforce?
Be willing to chase every opportunity like it’s your last.
What would you look for if you were in a position to hire new graduates from Evangel?