Attorney (retired), Ronald Decker and Associates
Ronald Decker received a bachelor's degree in history from Swarthmore College in 1955 and a J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School in 1959. Decker was admitted to Illinois bar in 1959. He became an attorney for the New York Central Railroad Company from 1959 to 1965.
Decker worked for the Fantus Company as an economic development consultant from 1965 to 1971. He was an attorney and real estate manager for the Stewart-Warner Corporation from 1972 to 1974 and a member of the general counsel at the Institute of Gas Technology and Gas Research Institute from 1974 to 1981. From there, Decker joined the Air Products and Chemicals Company as the corporate real estate director from 1981 to 1985. He became the vice president of the Fantus Company in 1986.
Decker became a trade consultant for the Province of Ontario, Chicago Office, in 1989. In 1993 he became a commercial real estate broker. Decker has been a disaster assistance officer for the Federal Emergency Management Agency since 1999 and was the former director of Lehigh County (Penn.) Historical Society and Oak Park Visitors Bureau.