Ronn is the current managing editor for the Specialized Information Publishers Association (SIPA), Ronn Levine has spent 25 years in the publishing and association world, winning numerous writing and publications awards, and even a couple Super Bowl rings. Most recently, he spent 12 years at the Newspaper Association of America, working half that time in the NAA Foundation and Diversity department. His diversity newsletter, People & Product, won six Society of National Association Publications (SNAP) EXCEL Awards, including a gold for General Excellence in 2005. In 2002, he moved into NAA’s newly formed Creative Services department where he wrote, edited and managed products across the entire association, winning four more EXCEL awards for his work—including a gold for a national section on movies. Prior to NAA, Ronn broke into the association world as director of publications for Association Management Group, managing a department that published numerous magazines, newsletters and brochures. He began his career as a sports reporter for The Washington Post, moving on to become a writer for the Washington Redskins football team. During a run of three Super Bowls in six years, Ronn worked in the public relations department, putting together the game programs, press guides and yearbooks, and writing a daily radio show for future Hall of Fame coach Joe Gibbs.
Ronn has also enjoyed an active freelance career, writing numerous arts and entertainment pieces for The Washington Post, covering film festivals, contributing to Science Magazine and serving as an editor/notetaker for several federal grant reviews. He also stays very active in the Washington, D.C. community serving as: a longtime site coordinator for The Reading Connection, an organization that provides “readalouds” and books for children in shelters and low-income housing; president of a local cycling club; writer for the DC Film Society; a leader of Art Gallery Walks in the area; and the host of a popular cultural blog.