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Ron Brill

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Ron Brill
Brill in 2010
Alma materFairleigh Dickinson University

Ronald M. Brill is a former American retail executive and is a co-founder of the Home Depot. He worked with Arthur Blank and Bernard Marcus at Handy Dan Home Improvement and was fired from that company at the same time they were. Brill was Home Depot's first official employee. He worked with Home Depot for over 20 years, serving as the company's Chief Administration Officer from 1995-2000.

Brill attended Fairleigh Dickinson University.[1]

Mr. Brill has made a significant impact on the Atlanta Community through his and his wife's, Lisa Brill, philanthropic efforts. Ron currently serves on the Governing Board of the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta[2] as well as the Governing Board of Woodward Academy.[3] Mr. Brill has also served on the Boards of Trustees of Atlanta Jewish Federation, Robert W. Woodruff Arts Center, Emory University Board of Visitors, Wharton Executive Education Advisory Board, the Board of Directors of the Atlanta High Museum of Art and the Pilchuck Glass School.[4]

Brill was a Director for The Home Depot, Circuit City Stores Inc.[5][6] as well as Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy.[6]

Ron and Lisa Brill

Ron Brill was honored by the community at the MJCCA’s Harry Maziar Golf Classic, June 20, 2011.

In 2019, in recognition of his 75th birthday, his ongoing service to Woodward Academy and his long history of ethical leadership, Mr. Brill's family endowed the Ron M. Brill Chair for Ethical Leadership Development at Woodward Academy. [7]

Ron Brill and Home Depot Co-Founder and friend, Arthur Blank


  1. ^ "The PINNACLE Award List". fdu.edu. Fairleigh Dickinson University. Retrieved August 29, 2020.
  2. ^ "Leadership Team". Marcus JCC of Atlanta (MJCCA) in Dunwoody, GA. Retrieved 2023-07-19.
  3. ^ "Who We Are - Woodward Academy (Private school in Atlanta GA)". www.woodward.edu. Retrieved 2023-07-19.
  4. ^ "Ronald Brill - Home Depot Inc (hd)". The Wall Street Transcript. 1998-11-02. Retrieved 2023-07-20.
  5. ^ "Circuit City Stores SCHEDULE 14A SEC Filing". www.sec.gov. UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION. Retrieved August 29, 2020.
  6. ^ a b "Brill Family Creates Endowment for Ethical Leadership". www.woodward.edu. Woodward Magazine. Retrieved August 29, 2020.
  7. ^ "Blog Post Page - Woodward Academy". www.woodward.edu. 2019-01-17. Retrieved 2023-07-21.

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