Ronald Fong
Ronald Fong

​Ronald Fong is the California Grocers Association’s (CGA) President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Fong joined CGA after 12 years with the California Credit Union League (CCUL) where he was Vice President of State Government Affairs. He was responsible for the League’s 10-person Sacramento office and directed its advocacy program.

Prior to that, he was Corporate President for United Market, Inc., his family’s independent grocery company operating neighborhood stores in the Sacramento region. He grew up working in his family’s stores and understands the grocery industry from the backroom to the boardroom. His grandfather started Carmichael Supermarket in 1941, the first grocery market in his home town of Carmichael.

In 2015, Mr. Fong received the Donald H. MacManus Award from the Food Marketing Institute, the highest recognition for a state affairs executive. He also serves as President of the California Grocers Association Educational Foundation. As President, he oversees the Foundation’s expanding education, research, career development and college scholarship programs. The Foundation provides financial support for educational programs, including college scholarships and career development, and industry research projects.

Mr. Fong is a board member of the Food Industry Association Executives (FIAE) and a member of the Food Marketing Institute’s Government Relations Committee. In 2007, he was invited to join a California Joint Legislature Delegation to China.

Mr. Fong, his wife, Carol, and a son reside in Carmichael, CA.