Today marks the first day of Ronaldo Hardy as the new CEO of NACUSO, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to welcome him to the team! Amanda Reed had the chance to get to know our new leader and shares some fun facts she learned about him:
Q: What’s one book, movie, or song that has significantly influenced your perspective on life?
A: The book that influenced me the most is “Blue Ocean Strategy.” It completely adjusted my mindset on building effective organizational strategies. I don’t even consider red oceans anymore.
Q: What’s your favorite thing about the city or town you currently live in?
A: I absolutely love being in between two airports. I get the best of both worlds. And if I had to choose a second, it would be the food. Louisiana may be last on many lists, but food certainly isn’t one of them.
Q: What’s one random act of kindness you’ve done or received that had a lasting impact on you?
A: The CEO of my first credit union job changed my life completely. She knew I needed a degree to reach my full potential, so she paid for me to take my first course when I decided to go back. Plus, she held one-on-one mentorship meetings with me monthly. When I got this role, she and I went to lunch, and she was just as joyful to see the impact her decisions and time have had on me long term. I’m forever grateful.
Q: What’s a memory from your childhood that still brings a smile to your face?
A: There’s not one in particular. Instead, I value the many moments I got to spend with my Mom. She was my superhero. She invested in me with great intentionality in ways that helped me overcome insecurities and embrace leadership at a young age. She was one of a kind, and I’m grateful for the 36 years I had with her.
Q: What’s one skill or talent you’ve always wanted to learn, but haven’t had the chance to yet?
A: Believe it or not, I can’t dance. If I ever learn how to, watch out!
Let’s show our support and give a warm welcome to Ronaldo Hardy as he takes on this exciting new role! Drop your well wishes and let us know if you share any of the same favorite things or aspirations. Here’s to an amazing journey ahead with our new CEO!