Ron Bates

Ron is a Managing Director at 1919 Investment Counsel, LLC, a member of the Executive Committee and the Director of the Cincinnati office. As a Portfolio Manager, his primary responsibility is overseeing portfolio construction and ongoing monitoring of portfolios for individuals, families, foundations, endowments, and institutional clients. In addition, Ron serves as the Director of the Socially Responsive Investment Department, and manages the 1919 Socially Responsive Balanced Fund mutual fund.

Ron entered the Financial Services Industry in 1984. He joined Scudder, Stevens and Clark (a predecessor firm) in 1997. Previous to joining the firm he was the Director of Portfolio Management within the Trust Company of a major bank.

Ron is active in many civic and community organizations, and serves as the Chairman of the Contemporary Arts Center, and is on the Boards of the Taft Museum of Art, The Cincinnati Opera, ArtWorks and ArtsWave.

Ron is a graduate of Hope College with majors in Economics and Political Science. In his free time he enjoys travel, art, real estate, and spending time with his grandchildren.