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Mr. Rick Cronk

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  • Bachelor of Science , Business Administration
    Haas Business School at the University of California at Berkeley
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MRA - Attend the Largest Marina Conference on the West Coast!, 10 Feb 2011 [cached]
William F. "Rick" Cronk, Past President, Dreyers Ice Cream
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Berkeley Executive Leadership Program, 20 April 2012 [cached]
Faculty Bios | Dr. Jenny Chatman | Award-winning UC faculty include: | Dr. Jennifer A. Chatman | Dr. Cameron Anderson | Dr. Morten Hansen | Dr. Laura Kray | Inder Sidhu | Cort Worthington | Dr. Homa Bahrami | William Cronk
William F. "Rick" Cronk
William F. "Rick" Cronk
William F. "Rick" Cronk is the retired President of Dreyer's Grand Ice Cream, Inc., the nation's largest manufacturer and distributor of premium and superpremium ice cream brands.
Cronk and his partner, Gary Rogers, purchased Dreyer's in 1977, which at that time was generating annual sales of $6 million in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Active with many civic and business organizations, Mr. Cronk dedicates much of his free time to the Boy Scouts of America. He completed his term as the National President (2006-08) and continues serving on the Boy Scouts' National Executive Board. In 2011, he finished his Chairmanship of the World Scout Committee, the executive body responsible for a 38 million member Scout movement in 170 countries. He is also past Chairman of the World Scout Foundation (2005-07) and will continue serving on the WSF Board.
Mr. Cronk received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the Haas Business School at the University of California at Berkeley in 1965, and he participated in the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School in 1983. Since 1986, he has been a member of the Haas Business School Advisory Board, serving two terms as chairman; and is also a member of the John Muir Health Board.
William Cronk
Rick and Janet Cronk Give $1 ..., 24 Oct 2008 [cached]
Rick and Janet Cronk Give $1 Million to John Muir Capital Campaign
"Access to quality healthcare is one of the most important aspects of people's lives, and we are fortunate to have such an incredible medical resource right here in our own community," said Rick Cronk.
"As a patient, I'm grateful for John Muir's extraordinary medical care and as a local resident, I value its convenient location and the enhancement it makes to the quality of life in our community," added Rick.
In addition to their support for the John Muir Health Foundation, Rick and Janet are actively involved with the University of California, Berkeley Foundation.
Rick is also a prominent leader in Scouting: he just finished a two-year term as national president of the Boy Scouts of America and is chairman of the World Scout Committee of the World Organization of the Scout Movement which has 28 million members.
William F. Cronk, ..., 4 Feb 2003 [cached]
William F. Cronk, IIIPresident
Mr. Cronk has served as a director of DREYERS GRAND ICE CREAM INC since its incorporation in February 1977 and has been DREYERS GRAND ICE CREAM INC's President since April 1981.
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