An award-winning business leader, Ron Cates has developed a broad range of solutions for marketing professionals, small businesses, and nonprofit organizations, helping strengthen their customer and donor relationships. Ron is a popular speaker and educator on topics including developing email marketing strategies, designing effective email communications, and maintaining powerful relationships with stakeholders. He has supported small business for decades and has an extensive background in marketing. A digital marketing pioneer, Ron has educated nearly 100,000 organizations on behalf of Constant Contact, and has presented at hundreds of high-profile conferences and events. In his position, Ron has the unique opportunity to interact with marketers of all kinds from across the country. Because of this experience in the field he is able to stay on the pulse of the newest trends and obstacles in the ever-changing world of online marketing.