Mr. Ronnie Volkening
Ronnie Volkening retired in 2015 as the president and CEO of the Texas Retailers Association, a position he held since October 2007. He returned to Austin in 2007 after residing in Plano, Texas, for 20 years, during which he first managed state government affairs for Frito-Lay and later served as senior director of government affairs for 7-Eleven for 15 years. In 2011, he was named State Retail Executive of the Year by the Grocery Manufacturers Association. Early in his career, Mr. Volkening was engaged in government affairs representation on behalf of several state associations, including the Texas Automobile Dealers Association, the Texas Medical Association, and the Texas Association of Business.
A Texas native, Mr. Volkening holds an undergraduate degree from The University of Texas at Austin and a law degree from the University of Houston.