Ron Gomes is Vice President, Strategic Alliances with HMSHost where he champions over 115 ACDBE partners generating $440M in revenues.
Ron’s 39-year career path has taken him through professions in structural engineering, land use design, hotel development, and restaurant & retail construction prior to the airport concessions industry. In addition to being a licensed & degreed civil engineer, Ron holds an MBA from Babson College.
Ron’s corporate experience includes development related positions with PepsiCo’s restaurant division and Marriott Hotels prior to joining HMSHost in 1996. Working up the ranks from Director to Sr. Director to Vice President over the last 23 years at HMSHost, Ron brings a unique perspective his current position having spent 5 years in Design & Construction, and another 6 years leading one of HMSHost’s Business Development teams to secure airport concessions contract throughout the U.S. including Boston, Tampa, Chicago, Anchorage and Honolulu.
For the past decade, Ron has brought an analytical and business focus to HMSHost’s partnering efforts with current and potential M/W/DBEs, ensuring HMSHost’s industry-leading role in developing and promoting a successful M/W/DBE program.