Ron Gay, PSD
Former Supreme Director
Ron Gay, Past Grand Knight, Council 3205 1987-89, 2010-2011; Past Faithful
Navigator, Msgr. Valenta Assembly 2041, 1989-91; Past State Deputy, Texas
State Council 1998-2000; Former Supreme Director, 2000-2009
Ron Gay joined Knights of Columbus Council 7153 while in graduate school at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas, in 1979. He subsequently transferred to the Col. Walter Parsons Council 3205 in College Station, Texas, where he rose through the ranks serving as an award winning Grand Knight from 1987-89. Ron is a charter member and Past Faithful Navigator (1989-91) of the Monsignor Valenta Assembly 2041 also in College Station. Ron Gay is the Grand Knight for Council 3205 in College Station for 2011-2012.
Ron Gay served the Texas State Council Knights of Columbus in a number of appointed positions including State Membership Director. During his four-year tenure as State Membership Director, the Texas State Council recruited more than 14,000 new members and started sixty-eight new councils. In 1995, Ron was elected State Treasurer for the Texas State Council, and he subsequently served as State Secretary. He was elected to the office of State Deputy in May 1998.
Ron Gay was State Deputy from 1998 to 2000, and led Texas to some impressive gains in membership. He led a team of dedicated knights statewide in recruiting more than 8,000 new members while starting thirty-six new councils. Under his leadership Texas had more than 300 Star Councils and more than 80 Star Districts. In fraternal year 1998-99 Texas set a Supreme Council record with 150 Star Councils. He was also named to the Supreme Knight’s Circle of Honor on two occasions. At the Supreme Council Meeting in Boston in August 2000, he was elected to the Supreme Board of Directors. Ron served three terms on the Supreme Board of Directors from 2000-2009.
Ron Gay has a sales and marketing career in health and retirement benefits that spans more than thirty-two years. He has both a bachelor and masters degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. Ron is married to Terri Mathis (09/17/1977), and they have three children. They also have five grandchildren.
Ron is very active in his local community. He is a former member of the College Station City Council and he is a Past Chairman of the Board for the Bryan/College Station Chamber of Commerce. He is Chairman-Emeritus for the Board of Directors for Hospice Brazos Valley. He is a thirty year member of the College
Station Noon Lions, and a Past District Governor for Lions International. Ron is also the Past District Chairman for the Arrow Moon District of the Boy Scouts of America and an Eagle Scout.