Mr. Cuie was born in Los Angeles. He was a scholar and an athlete; and he received a scholarship to play football at Arizona State University and Oregon State University as a running back; and later he was drafted by the Chicago Bears. He received a B.A. in Business Administration from Oregon State University.
Leaving government, Mr. Cuie became an entrepreneur, establishing a company that specialized in agribusiness trade development between the U.S. and Western and Southern Africa. In that role Ron managed a number of significant firsts in a very competitive market.
Key assignments and achievements over Mr. Cuie's career include:
...Wrote educational and training programs for inmates in the Philadelphia Prison System. Activities and assignments pertained to the development of policies and innovative solutions to reduce recidivism and prison populations.
...Worked effectively with public administrators and elected officials at the federal, state and local levels to quantify social dividends associated with programmatic initiatives, earmark public funds andsuccessfully process budget request. Advocated for earned-income strategies as a means to support self-sustained social missions of non-profit organizations.
...As Principal and Founder of Progeni, LTD, promoted trade and economic development between the U.S. and fourteen (14) Francophone nations and South Africa. Negotiated reduced cost for shipping goods by consolidating cargoes and securing groundbreaking agreements for ports-of-entry of West African goods entering the U.S..Opened new markets in the U.S. for Francophone nations which assisted in economic development of sub-Saharan Africa.
...Served under three (3) Mayors for the City of Philadelphia.
...Exceptional performance for a major beverage firm. Responsible for twenty-four (24) route sales territories, distribution facility and profit & loss operation for $27 million annually. Grew net operating profit by 45%.
...Overachieved as Region Manager for Southeast Florida in the premier medical/surgical supply firm. Managed a 140, 000 square foot distribution facility for medical sales. Inventoried over 2,000 items, maintained a fleet of 15 tractor trailers and directed activities for 12 field reps and 35 support staff.