Ms. Wells, a retired vice president and corporate officer of Kimberly-Clark, is currently President of Wells Holdings, primarily a holding company for Rona Wells’ personal angel investments in private companies and public venture capital firms and funds. Wells Holdings also provides mentoring, operations management and other services on a fee basis for selected individuals, entrepreneurs, organizations, and officers of Fortune 500 companies. Rona served on the board of the Bank of North Georgia when it was a $3.2 billion in assets, individually chartered bank, owned by Synovus, a financial services and bank holding company and now participates on its board of advisors. She also serves on the board of the OnBoard, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to increase the representation of women on corporate boards and executive leadership, and the board of the Atlanta Chapter of the National Association of Corporate Directors. Through Wells Holdings, she serves as Executive Director of OnBoard and has completed a short term assignment as COO of HolaDoctor and continues on the business advisory board.
Career highlights of Rona’s 28 years of corporate experience include being named Vice President of the Kimfibers, Pulp and Woodlands Operations P&L business which included two Canadian pulp manufacturing and woodlands subsidiaries managing $1 billion of pulp purchases, manufacturing, and recycled paper purchases; Vice President of a $300 million in revenue P&L for a B to B marketing oriented business unit; and Vice President of Manufacturing and Engineering for the Away from Home Business. Previous corporate experience in other companies includes being the head of the Accounting Services organization for the Life/Health Business and Manager over operations for the Group Health Insurance business at CNA Financial and District Supervisor over an engineering, data processing and materials management organization at Southwestern Bell. Rona is a 1972 graduate of Southern Methodist University with a BS in Systems Engineering where she was named the Outstanding Student in the Institute of Technology upon graduation.