Rona is the founder and principal of The Austin International Group (TAIG), a small business advisory firm that provides services and support to small and medium-sized companies in organizational development, business communications, program and logistical planning and management, and personal coaching and counseling.
Prior to founding TAIG, she was the Director of Human Resources for Intralinks, Columbia's Graduate School of Business, and Executive Vice President for Administration and Development with the LEAD Program.
With an interest in education and the arts since childhood, her volunteerism has included serving on the boards of the LEAD Program, Sarah Lawrence College Alumni Association, The Working Theatre, and advisory committee for the NYC Board of Education's Advisory Council for Technical Education.
She's also worked as an Associate Producer with The Manhattan Class Company, and as a Producing Director with the Makepeace Theater Company.
A graduate of Sarah Lawrence College
, and native Californian, she
resides with her
husband Richard in New York City.
Rona joined the board in the fall of 2004.