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Ron Lauster

Ronald J. Lauster, Jr., President

Ronald J. Lauster, Jr.

A natural leader, Ron sets the overall direction for the company, oversees operations, and fosters a culture built upon continual learning.  He believes that investing in people and providing opportunities for them allows W. M. Jordan Company to grow and excel, now and in the future.

Since joining W. M. Jordan in 1997, Ron has managed complex projects such as the Ferguson Center for the Performing Arts at Christopher Newport University, the Quad Student Housing at Old Dominion University, and the Restoration of the Historic Cavalier Hotel in Virginia Beach.  He is adept in project engineering, quality control, strategic leadership, and business administration.

Ron’s passion for educating, mentoring, and growing the next industry of leaders drives his involvement in all that he does.  For over 10 years he has served as an adjunct professor at Tidewater Community College, where he also volunteered on advisory committees.  He serves on Old Dominion University’s Engineering Technology Industrial Advisory Board and has lectured at local schools, speaking on topics ranging from leadership to community development.  As a steward of W. M. Jordan’s internship program, he has helped develop opportunities for students that provide real-world learning experiences.

In addition to his passion for education, Ron is a champion for the community, supporting growth and involvement through numerous non-profit organizations.  He is a founding board member of Adipsy, a non-profit organization serving cancer patients and their families, and serves on the board of directors for the Hampton Roads Chamber.

Ron earned his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering Technology from Old Dominion University.  Subsequently, he completed an Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School and became a member of the Hampton Roads CIVIC Leadership Institute.

A native of Queens, New York, Ron and his wife, Melissa, have been happily married for nearly 25 years and reside in Chesapeake.  Together, they have four children.

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