Don Romoser

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Don Romoser
Naples, Florida
Sunshine State PTA, Orlando, FL
Nutmeg Statewide PTA, North Haven, CT

Personal and Professional Information

  • Married to Sandy
  • Children – Paige & William
  • Previously marketing, sales and finance executive with major automotive manufacturer
  • Education: Miami University, Oxford, OH, Bachelor of Science: Business Finance

PTA Involvement

Current service includes:

  • Member, Field Service Committee, National PTA, Alexandria, VA
  • Support Team Lead, Field Service Committee, National PTA, Alexandria, VA
Previous service includes:

  • Mentor, Field Service Subcommittee, National PTA, Alexandria, VA
  • President, Connecticut PTA, North Haven, CT
  • Secretary/Treasurer, Connecticut PTA, North Haven, CT
  • President, Nutmeg Statewide PTA, North Haven, CT
  • Board of Directors Member, National PTA, Alexandria, VA
  • Chair, Resolutions Committee, National PTA, Alexandria, VA
  • Member, Legislative Committee, National PTA, Alexandria, VA
  • Member, Revocation Task Force, National PTA, Alexandria, VA
  • Vice President – Membership, Connecticut PTA, Hamden, CT
  • Vice President – Convention, Connecticut PTA, Hamden, CT
  • Lead, High Quality Assessment Task Force, Connecticut PTA, North Haven, CT
  • Finance Committee – Connecticut PTA, Hamden, CT
  • 1st Vice President, Ridgefield PTA Council, Ridgefield, CT
  • President, Branchville PTA, Ridgefield, CT
  • Secretary, 1st Vice President, Ridgefield High School PTSA, Ridgefield, CT
  • Vice President – Advocacy, East Ridge Middle School PTA, Ridgefield, CT
  • Vice President – Legislation, Saddleback Valley Council PTA, Mission Viejo, CA
  • Treasurer, Robinson Elementary PTA, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
  • Various positions such as Vice President – Programs, Jog-A-Thon Chair, Fundraising Chair, WatchDOGS Dads Coordinator and, most proudly, Room Mom

Community Involvement

Current service includes:

  • President, Board of Directors, Boys & Girls Club of Ridgefield, Ridgefield, CT
  • Assistant Scoutmaster, Troop 116, Boy Scouts of America, Ridgefield, CT
  • Member, Educational Relationships Committee, Boy Scouts of America, Dallas, TX

Previous service includes:

  • Member, Board of Education – District 46, Grayslake, IL
  • President, Saddleback Valley Education Foundation, Mission Viejo, CA
  • Public Will Fellow, New England Secondary School Consortium, Portland, ME
  • Treasurer/Founding Member, Ridgefield Education Foundation, Ridgefield, CT
  • Founding Member, Northwest Arkansas YMCA, Bentonville, AR
  • President, Central Park Elementary Parents Organization, Bentonville, AR
  • Chair, Board of Trustees, Santa Margarita United Methodist Church, Ranch Santa Margarita, CA
  • Chair, 20-to-1 Committee, Saddleback Valley Education Foundation, Mission Viejo, CA
  • Adventure Guide Chief, Saddleback Valley YMCA, Mission Viejo, CA
  • Coach, American Youth Soccer Organization, Mount Kisco, NY
  • Finance Committee, United Protestant Church, Grayslake, IL
  • Resource Manager, Ridgefield Community Emergency Response Team, Ridgefield, CT

Honors and Awards

  • Volunteer of the Year, Saddleback Valley Unified School District, Mission Viejo, CA
  • Delegate, The White House Community Leaders Briefing Series, Washington, DC
  • Area Council Leadership Award, Boys & Girls Club of America, Atlanta, GA
  • Connecticut PTA Lifetime Achievement Award, North Haven, CT

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Candidate Narrative

Don Romoser

For over 125 years, PTA has had a wonderful and productive history, yet now is about our future. It is time to take bold and innovative steps and be the family association of choice and focus on making everyone feel welcome. We can only do this with our powerful voices. This is the value and importance of strong membership! The goal of membership at the national level must be to instill the value and mission of PTA in all that we do and to provide the supporting structure to empower the states and locals to broaden their membership base.

In a world of declining interest in joining movements and committing to long term causes, our primary concern must be attracting members. We need to drive the narrative about our history, our values, and our mission. We are at a point of inflection for our association. Now is our time to move our association forward to a bright future. All of this will require a firm focus on membership recruitment and retention.

I have spent the past 20+ years involved with education and related causes in various capacities. My successful experiences in both my professional and volunteer roles have offered me the skills and background to move us forward. I commit to you to have the tools and resources available for us to show the value of PTA.

Our vision for PTA - what we are and where we should be going - can only be achieved with solid people guiding our Association. I believe with my mind and heart that I am the one to provide PTA the leadership needed to keep us moving forward.

When elected, I look forward to being your Vice President of Membership. Let's work together to change declining membership into a growing and thriving association!