Ron Fortier has been in the marketing and advertising business for the better part of three decades. He worked for various agencies in the South Coast and operated his own advertising agency and consulting business in New Bedford.
Ron has also been a marketing instructor at the Charlton College of Business at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth for nearly twenty years. Although he went to graduate school at the University of Miami to obtain his MFA in Painting, he was also exposed to advertising by his classmates who retired from that profession.
Ron grew up in New York City on the East Side near Central Park where he recollects his earliest exposure to the arts until moving back to New Bedford where he attended parochial school. He moved to South Dartmouth and graduated from Dartmouth High School.
Ron was accepted at the then Southeastern Massachusetts Technological Institute which is today’s University of Massachusetts Dartmouth where he received his BFA in Painting. It was his education there that he credits with being offered a full-ride scholarship to the University of Miami.
He lives in New Bedford with his family, works on his genealogy which he has traced to 1593 in Normandy, France and remains busy as a grandparent.
Current and past affiliations include:
• Gallery X
• Greater New Bedford Chamber of Commerce