Ronn KolbashAssociate Vice President of Shared Service
University of Chicago
Ronn is a highly experienced professional who has successfully implemented the shared service concept in the State of Ohio, and is now implementing it at Yale. At Yale, Ronn is leading the establishment and expansion of a shared services center to increase the efficiency and the effectiveness of the administrative services at the University.
While at Ohio Shared Services he served as the project management lead for the statewide financial service center project. Ohio Shared Services provides services for multiple state agencies, including vendor maintenance, a full service contact center, statewide launch of travel and expense for 60,000 employees, and accounts payable. He was responsible for leading center operations, organizational design, recruitment strategy, change management, employee training and communications. Under Ronn’s leadership, the state of Ohio transformed antiquated, paper-based work processes into a standardized, automated ones and created a high performance workplace with high employee satisfaction.
Prior to leading efforts in shared services, Ronn held leadership positions in the State of Ohio Job and Family Services, where he was Deputy Director of Business Operations and Human Resources. He also worked for the State of Ohio Civil Rights Commission as the Chief of Public Affairs.
Ronn Kolbash has a Bachelor of Science degree from Ohio State and a Juris Doctor from Capital University Law School in Columbus, Ohio.