Ron “Red Shoes” Hootman is hanging up his signature footwear.
Ron has worked for CollegeSource twice. (Some people just can’t get enough!) His first term of service was from 1976 to 1986. At that time he worked as part of the “original four,” wearing a number of different hats as needed. Ron did anything from running microfiche duplicating machines to writing sales letters and attending conferences. After owning his own roofing company for some years, Ron rejoined CollegeSource in 2009. This time Ron joined the sales team, reconnecting with clients who were still with us from the 1970’s and 80’s as well as helping us find new ones.
Ron is about the most personable guy you could ever hope to meet and has more stories to tell than a shelf of library books. Entertaining clients was Ron’s favorite duty. He is an “old school” salesman in the best possible interpretation of that term, giving his absolute best and undivided attention to clients. Ron remembers everyone’s names, but he also remembers birthdays, kids’ names, hobbies, pets … and he never failed to cheer when one of our software users got a new job or finished some big project. They were always people first to Ron, and then customers.
A big thanks to Ron for his 15 years of service! He has been a fantastic colleague and we will miss him around the home office. We wish him all the best and good health in his retirement.