Ron Cameron (businessman)

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Ron Cameron
Born
Ronald M. Cameron

1944/1945 (age 73–75)[1]
ResidenceArkansas, US
NationalityAmerican
EducationUniversity of Arkansas
OccupationBusinessman
TitleOwner and chairman, Mountaire Farms
Spouse(s)Nina Cameron
Children4
Parent(s)Ted Cameron

Ronald M. Cameron (born 1944/1945) is an American businessman, and the owner and chairman of Mountaire Farms.

Early life[edit]

Cameron is the grandson of Guy Cameron, who founded Mountaire Corp. in 1914 (although it was then known by a different name). Ron Cameron's father, Ted Cameron, served as chairman of Mountaire.[2]

He earned a bachelor's degree in business from the University of Arkansas.[3]

Career[edit]

Cameron joined Mountaire in 1968, and became president and CEO of Mountaire in 1978, after the death of his father. Mountaire is the sixth-largest poultry company in the United States.[4]

In 2009, Cameron was named the 14th richest Arkansan by Arkansas Business.[4]

Cameron is also a member of Bear State Financial Holdings LLC, which bought First Federal Bancshares of Arkansas Inc. The CEO of First Federal, Dabbs Cavin, is a former employee of Cameron's.[5] Cameron is the former director of Doulos Ministries in Littleton, Colorado.[4]

Political activities[edit]

Cameron is a major donor to Arkansas politician Tom Cotton[6] and The Club for Growth.[7] Cameron also donated a million dollars to Freedom Partners in 2014.[8][9] In the Republican Party presidential primaries, 2016 he contributed $3 million to the Super PAC supporting Mike Huckabee[10][11] and after Huckabee dropped out donated 5 million to Conservative Solutions PAC which supported Marco Rubio's bid.[12]

Personal life[edit]

Cameron is married to Nina, they have four children, and live in Arkansas.[13][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mountaire Chairman inducted into NC Poultry Federation Hall of Fame". wattagnet.com. Retrieved 6 November 2018.
  2. ^ "Ronald Cameron Family". Arkansas Business. 24 July 2000. Retrieved 29 November 2013.
  3. ^ a b "North Carolina Poultry Federation". www.ncpoultry.org. Retrieved 6 November 2018.
  4. ^ a b c "Arkansas Business' 25 Wealthiest Arkansans (25th Anniversary)". Arkansas Business. 23 March 2009. Retrieved 29 November 2013.
  5. ^ Waldon, George (30 March 2012). "Dabbs Cavin, Arkansas' Newest CEO, On The Rebirth of First Federal Bancshares". Arkansas Business. Retrieved 29 November 2013.
  6. ^ McNeill, Mike (23 October 2011). "Congressional candidates Rankin and Cotton receive $500,000+ in donations, from very different sources". Magnolia Reporter. Retrieved 29 November 2013.
  7. ^ "Who's Financing the 'Super PACs'". New York Times. 7 May 2012. Retrieved 29 November 2013.
  8. ^ Linsky, Annie (15 July 2014). "Koch-Founded Super-PAC Draws $500,000 Donor in First Days". Bloomberg.
  9. ^ Carney, Eliza Newlin (24 October 2014). "Koch Lobbying Nears $10 Million, Donation Transparency Increases". Roll Call.
  10. ^ Strauss, Daniel (31 July 2015). "Mike Huckabee super PAC raises $3.6 million, mostly from one donor". Politico.
  11. ^ Murray, Sara (5 May 2015). "Mike Huckabee poised to make another White House bid". CNN. Retrieved 5 May 2015.
  12. ^ Kennet P. Vogel (20 March 2016) Rubio super PAC raised $25 million last month Politico
  13. ^ Jones, Natalie (2 November 2018). "Midterm big spenders: the top 20 political donors this election". Retrieved 6 November 2018 – via www.theguardian.com.

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