Ron is committed to a lifetime of continuous education and professional development. In addition to a college degree in business from Hastings College, Ron earned a Masters degree in Taxation from the University of Texas. He passed the rigorous CPA exam on his first attempt prior to graduating from college. Ron also spent three years undergoing a college-level concentrated study in financial planning. He continues to hold licenses as both a CPA and a Certified Financial Planner® which requires 40-60 hours of continuing education each year.
Ron is a former partner with Dickinson & Clark CPAs, PC. The CPA firm was established in 1991 with the merger of Ron Dickinson and Francis Clark as they established a locally owned accounting firm to bring together the benefits of their combined years of consulting in the areas of individual, corporate, and farm accounting and taxation.
As a Wealth Advisor, Ron develops a financial plan specifically tailored to your unique needs and goals. He manages your portfolio investments and monitors the markets for potential impact on your investments. He meets with you for portfolio review meetings and reallocates your portfolio assets based on changes in your investment goals and objectives. He serves as a sounding board for you with questions you may have.
Ron is the head of the firm’s Investment Committee, and he serves as Chief Compliance Officer for the firm.
Family is the most important priority for Ron. He has been married to Bev for 30 years. The majority of his time outside the office is spent with Bev, their three sons, and their dogs Asher and Zeke. He has served for years as an elder at First Christian Church in Council Bluffs. He enjoys bike riding and has ridden on RAGBRAI for years. In the summer of 2014, Ron and his oldest son Matt rode their bikes across the United States on the TransAmerica Bicycle Trail. You can see the complete set of his blogs and photos from their trip at www.rondickinson.org.