Christy Ronaldson, CAE
Director of Business Development & Industry Partnerships

(703) 650-0052

Christy Ronaldson has extensive experience working with construction trade associations, contractors, and business partners. She has almost 20 years of experience that directly relates to the core mission of IEC. Before joining IEC, Christy served at the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB,) American Road & Transportation Builders Associations (ARTBA,) and the Family, Career & Community Leaders of America (FCCLA). At IEC, Christy is responsible for creating programs to support our vital industry partners and building lasting relationships with our supporters. Christy is a member of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) and holds the Certified Association Executive (CAE) credential. She leads ASAE’s regional activities as the chair of the National Capital Area Advisory Council.

One thing you don’t know about Christy

She grew up always wanting a dog. Happily, she has recently added a golden retriever/German shepherd mix puppy named Spartacus to her family.

Contact for assistance with:

  • Recruitment of new Industry Partners
  • Guidance on setting up a chapter’s industry partners program and how to best leverage their support
  • Maintaining relationships and benefits fulfillment with current industry partners
  • Encourages all industry partners to become engaged at the chapter level
  • Assist industry partners with introductions to chapters and facilitates process for product contributions to chapter training labs
  • Launch new business development and member discount programs for the benefit of all members
  • Management of IEC’s forum program encouraging all members to join an existing forum, and when necessary assemble new forums
  • Facilitate chapter/board strategic planning
  • Speaker at chapter events (lunch and dinner meetings, committees, apprenticeship graduations)
  • Encourage chapters to identify new national elected member leaders and provide guidance during the nomination and election process
  • Serve as a resource for regional directors to schedule and promote regional conference calls for the benefit