Ron Mitchell, who was appointed to a six-year term on the Board of Regents by Governor Rick Perry in February 2009, has vast experience in business. He is currently vice chairman, president and COO of Horseshoe Bay Resort Enterprise, and a director and vice chairman both in the Horseshoe Bay Resort and Members Club, Inc., and in the Horseshoe Bay Development Company, Inc. Mitchell also serves as president of Summit Rock Communities. He holds other director and officer positions in the Horseshoe Bay area. He has worked in executive capacities with Horseshoe Bay Resort, Ltd., since 1982 and has played a major role in the development of Horseshoe Bay, and in the resort's and community's growth and success.
Mitchell is involved in many civic and charitable activities, including the Highland Lakes Boys and Girls Club (board member), Highland Lakes Area Health Center Foundation (board member), Marble Falls/Lake LBJ Helping Center (board vice president), Scott & White Lake of the Hills Regional Medical Center (campaign steering committee board member), and Texas State University-San Marcos (President’s Council member and Pride In Action Campaign member).
His lifetime of community leadership and service includes stints as president or chairman of the Marble Falls/LBJ Chamber of Commerce, Texas State University Alumni Association, Boy Scouts of America Burnet County, CASA of Burnet County (founding member), Marble Falls Centennial Celebration, Marble Falls Regional Hospital Study, and Marble Falls/Lake LBJ Trilateral Economic Development Commission (co-founder).
His recognitions include the Marble Falls/Lake LBJ Lifetime Achievement Award, the Citizen of the Year Award, and the Ambassador Award; Outstanding Chamber President Award; Texas Ambassador Award; Paul Harris Fellowship Rotary International Award; Distinguished Service Award Texas Government Employees Association; the Texas State University Key of Excellence Award and the Leadership Award; and the Austin Chamber of Commerce Key to the City Award.
A man of diverse interests, Mitchell’s hobbies include ranching, landscaping, architecture, and a model car collection.