Board of Directors
Ron Krongold was born in Clarkesburg, West Virginia and now resides in Miami Beach Florida. Ron attended the University of Florida, Florida State University and University of Miami. He has undergraduate degrees in Business and Accounting, and a graduate degree in law (Juris Doctorate). Ron and his wife Glenda have 4 daughters.
Ronnie began his business career developing real estate properties in the late 1970’s in Miami-Dade County and was ranked among the top single-family developers in Florida. His company, Gold Krown, has built owned and managed a diverse portfolio of properties. Recently a Krongold company, Gold Krown Fidelity, LLC, along with its partners, Beztak (a Michigan based real estate company) and Jeb Bush and Associates, purchased the Midtown Miami Condominium development. Gold Krown is the developing partner of the Parrot Jungle of Watson Island (www.Jungleisland.com), now known as Jungle Island.
Ron was the President and Chairman of the Board of CORNER SHOT, a joint Israel-U.S. venture which developed a devise manufactured in Israel which is a solution for a soldier to shoot around corners without exposing himself (www.cornershot.com). In additon to Gold Krown L.L.C., Mr. Krongold owns majority interest in and acts as CEO for a number of successful operating companies.
Ron has been active in Jewish community life for over 35 years. Ronnie and his wife Glenda support “JAFCO” whose mission is to care for abused and neglected children and those with disabilities in the Jewish community and to work in partnership with families and the entire community. In 1979, Ron and Glenda along with a group of young couples from various cities throughout the United States and Canada were asked to visit Washington D.C. to form a group to be known as the “New Leadership for Israel Bonds”. In 1983, Ron became International Chairman of New Leadership and led a group of 120 people to Israel for a 14-day trip. Among the young people in that group was Jeb Bush and his wife Columba. This was the start of the Governor’s long-running affiliation with the Jewish State. After serving as International New Leadership Chairman, Ron became the Southeastern Chairman of the Israel Bonds Campaign and then Vice-Chairman of the national campaign
In 1990 Ron traveled to Russia, before the fall of Communism, to help with the extraction and settlement of Jews from Russia to Israel.
Past Member of: Board of Directors of the Miami Jewish Federation, Board of Directors of South Dade Jewish Community Center, Board of Anti-Defamation League, Board of Directors of Ziff Museum, Board of Directors of Ben Gurion University, Member of Israel Chamber of Commerce, Board of Foundations of Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Miami Jewish Federation, Member of Board of Directors and Treasurer of the High School in Israel, and Member of Board of Directors of Bar Ilan University, National Board of Israel Bonds. Appointed by President George Bush to serve as a member of the Holocaust Memorial Council and served 11 years on the Board. Recipient of the David Ben-Gurion Peace Award, City of Peace Award, Israel Solidarity Award, Jerusalem Peace Award, Israel Bonds Jerusalem 3000 medal, Tower of David Award and Golda Meir Leadership Award.