Ronald Kapche owned and operated full service staffing franchises in the Houston, San Antonio and College Station, TX markets for a NYSE listed international staffing firm for over 25 years.
He then became the founding executive director of the Texas Workforce Commission under Governor George W. Bush, accomplishing the reorganization and consolidation of 28 different state workforce and training programs under a single umbrella agency. In that role, he also coordinated efforts with the Texas Economic Development Council to assist corporations relocating to Texas.
Since that time, he has provided consulting services to other states, as well as to mid-to large size companies seeking assistance with workforce and training issues.
Mr. Kapche serves on the boards of Space Center Houston and the Galveston County Economic Development Alliance, as well as the American Diabetes Association's national board of directors.
And as a member of the Houston diplomatic corps, Mr. Kapche serves as Honorary Consul for the Republic of Finland, responsible for the south Texas area. Most recently, Mr. Kapche was named an advisor for the (Houston) Mayor's International Affairs and Development Council/Europe, whose mission is to establish concrete objectives that embrace matters of international affairs, economic and community development, and assist in the creation of strategies that will enhance Houston's presence globally.
He currently functions as TEI’s board chairman.