In Memoriam—Dr. Ron Fox

The Trust community lost another great leader on March 14, 2018--our past Chair and Trustee for many years, Dr. Ron Fox. Ron significantly contributed to The Trust Companies with 15+ years of Board service. When we celebrated Ron’s service to the Board upon his retirement, this quote from Jime Rohn reflected our experience of his leadership: “The challenge of leadership is to be strong but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not a bully; be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant; have humor, but without folly.” As our leader, Ron greatly influenced us and kept us steady. He was a man whose leadership was inspirational, powerful, and without equal.

Ron punctuated our meetings with laughter when it was needed and provided us with great insight with his quips and sayings which we termed “Foxisms”. We used some of those Foxisms in our tribute to him: “You’ve kept us smiling like a gator at an old-fashioned baptism. You’ve calmed us when we were as nervous as a long-tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs. You’re as fine as frog hair. And you’ve been handier than a pocket on a shirt.”

Knowing Ron and working with him made us all better leaders; made us better people, individually and collectively. We are grateful for his caring and for being the special blessing he was, and always will be, to us, to psychologists, and to our profession. He gave us something special that we will have with us forever; something we will carry forward always with Ron in mind. He was the best.