Ron Duncan is president and CEO of GCI. He first came to Alaska in 1977 with some Alaska friends he met during graduate school. He moved to North Pole, Alaska in 1978 where he lived while starting a cable television company in Fairbanks. In 1979 Ron moved to Anchorage where he and Bob Walp started GCI. In the 37 ensuing years GCI has grown to become the largest telecommunications provider in Alaska with more than 2,200 employees and almost $1 billion in revenues. Ron is a passionate pilot with more than 8,000 hours of flight time in everything from single engine amphibious planes to mid-size jets. He is a board member and past chairman of the National Business Aviation Association. Additionally he serves on the boards of the National Cable and Telecommunications Association and Cable Labs, which is the telecommunications industry’s technology think tank. He is a past chairman of the Anchorage Economic Development Corporation and the Alaska Science and Technology Foundation. Ron has an undergraduate degree in Economics from Johns Hopkins University and an MBA from Harvard. Ron is married and has a grown daughter who is also an entrepreneur.