UPDATE: Ron has takne a temporary leave from StrategyCorp in September 2019 to become the Interim CAO for Tillsonburg, Ontario
Ron Shaw specializes in municipal affairs, with over 35 years of experience and insight into municipal administration and public policy in Ontario.
Ron has over 30 years of experience serving as a CAO for municipalities in Ontario. Prior to becoming a Senior Advisor at StrategyCorp, Ron served as the City of Stratford’s CAO for 22 years, where he was nominated and awarded by Stratford City Council for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal, in recognition of his achievements in local government and the community. He also served as both the CAO and Treasurer for the Town of Kincardine for 12 years.
As an instructor at Georgian College, Ron taught both the Municipal Administration Program and the advanced course on Municipal Finance. Ron is a Past President of the Association of Municipal Managers, Clerks and Treasurers of Ontario and a recipient of their Prestige Award in 2004. He is past co-chair of the Municipal Health and Safety Association of Ontario and an alumnus of the Governor General’s Canadian Leadership Conference and served on its National Executive Committee for the 2012 Conference.
Ron is also a Past-President of the Ontario Municipal Administrators’ Association and of the Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators, which awarded him an honorary life membership award in 2016.
Ron graduated from the University of Toronto where he studied Commerce and Finance and Urban Studies. He received a Diploma in Municipal Administration from the Institute of Local Government at Queen’s University. He has served as campaign co-chair for the Perth Huron United Way, as president of the Huron Perth Centre for Children and Youth and is an active volunteer with Rotary.