Ron McPherson is a lifelong resident of Knoxville. He majored in accounting and holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Tennessee.
Ron worked in public sector finance and accounting for over 22 years. Before joining Emerald Youth Foundation in 2015, he served as executive director of finance with the Knox County Schools for 10 years.
McPherson is a member of Faith Promise Church and lives in east Knox County with his wife Stephanie and their sons Brenton and Brock.