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The board of directors of Easterseals Arkansas has hired Ron Ekstrand as its next president and CEO.
Ekstrand brings more than 30 years of experience to the role, including 10 years working as an executive leader within Easterseals and another 20 working for various businesses.
Most recently, he served for two years as the senior vice president of Network Advancement and Affiliate Relations at the national Easterseals office in Chicago.
Also, during his tenure at the national office, Ekstrand was interim CEO for five months while the national board restructured and conducted a nationwide search for a new CEO.
Before joining the Easterseals national office, Ekstrand worked for eight years at the organization’s affiliate level.
He spent four of those years as the CEO of TouchPoint Autism Services, the largest provider of autism services in Missouri. He also served as president and COO of Easterseals Midwest for four years.