MVMA Recognizes Ron Sohn
for Service as Executive Director
Past MVMA presidents
(left to right) Dr. Tom Armitage, Dr. John Kable, Dr. Ed Jendrek,
Dr. Fred Everhart, Dr. Perry Crowl, Dr. Carvel Tiekert, Dr.
Krista Evans, Dr. Mike Erskine, Dr. John Brooks and Dr. Jim Reed
gather to recognize Ron Sohn (center) for his service to MVMA as
its executive director.
MVMA recognized Executive Director
Ron Sohn at its summer conference for his 12 years of service to
the association. In his opening remarks, past MVMA president Dr.
Jim Reed referred to Sohn as the glue that held the association
together. During Sohn’s tenure, he said, MVMA went from the
lowest point in its history to its highest as a strong, vibrant
“For those who are unaware of the
requirements placed on an executive director in an organization
like MVMA the task can prove to be daunting,” said Reed.
“Coordinating yearly changes of a president and board members as
well as managing events, activities, bookkeeping and membership
concerns is the lifeblood of the organization and is much like
“Ron Sohn adopted and rescued our
organization. He took our 100-year-old-plus group from the very
lowest point to the very highest point.” Reed continued. “His
organizational skills and understanding of professional
associations placed the MVMA on the path of success that equates
to treating a neglected pet. Diagnosing the problem, providing
supportive care while gathering support and confidence and then
moving forward. A classic rescue mission. We owe Ron and his
group at Management Alliance a large debt of gratitude.”
Reed emphasized that, during his
time with MVMA, Sohn improved the association’s outreach to the
membership with improvements to the newsletter, internet and
website activities. He also increased membership value with
website interaction, discount benefits, attractive meeting
venues and continuing education. Perhaps the largest
contribution, however, was his organizational skills with
agendas, budgeting and meeting planning that provided the
transfusion we needed during this difficult decade.
When addressing the attendees at
this year’s MVMA Summer Conference, Sohn thanked MVMA for the
opportunity to work with the association and acknowledge
friendships he built that will last a lifetime.
Sohn will be succeeded by Lauren
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