Ron Bentch | Project Director

Ron Bentch

Not too long ago in the middle of the night, Ron Bentch was woken up by his wife, Cindy, saying, “Contracting is going to kill you! What are you going to do with the rest of your life?” Ron worked as a construction contractor in central Missouri for ten years, and before that, he and Cindy spent several years in South Africa leading diverse teams in community development and sustainability projects. Ron acknowledged his wife’s call for change and found the perfect job as the Project Coordinator for Missourians for Responsible Transportation. This position allows him to use the community-building skills he honed in Africa as he travels the state and meets with community leaders who want to increase walking, biking, and transit options for all Missourians. Cindy now believes Ron will live a long life.