Ronk has been serving as CEO of the agency. As director, she’ll replace Jeff Sayer, who served as director for four years.
Before her work at the Department of Commerce, Ronk was executive director of the Idaho Meth Project, a strategic projects manager for Blue Cross of Idaho, and a policy adviser to Governor Dirk Kempthorne. She also has been an adjunct faculty member teaching microeconomics at the College of Western Idaho since 2010, and a member of the Idaho Human Rights Commission since 2008.
Ronk has a BA in business administration from the University of Idaho and an MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management.