Ronald L. Gay

Ron Gay 2016

Ron Gay is a Registered Representative with IMS Securities.  He opened Ron Gay Financial Services in January 2017.  Ron was formerly associated with Lariat Financial Services from 2009 – 2016, after a successful twenty-two-year career as the Regional Marketing Director for the Scott & White Health Plan, a state certified, not-for-profit health maintenance organization in Central Texas.  He specializes in both group and individual health and retirement plans.  He started his marketing career with Fidelity Union Life Insurance Company in 1978.  He moved to Bryan/College Station in 1979 after accepting a position with the Bryan Broadcasting Company in their marketing department. 

Ron Gay consults with both large and small employers as well as individuals in the areas of health and retirement plans.   His specialties include the implementation and administration of group benefit plans including 401 (k), health savings accounts, group life, health, dental and disability plans. He also works in the individual retirement and investment plan arena.  Ron is a Life Underwriter Training Council Fellow, and he is also a Past President of the Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors for Central Texas.

Ron Gay has both his bachelors and master’s degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas.  He is a Life Member of the Sam Houston State University Alumni Association.  Since 2008 he has served on the Advisory Committee to the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.  In October of 2016 he was elected Chairman of that advisory committee.  Ron is President of the Sam Houston State University Alumni Association of Bryan-College Station. 

Ron Gay is active in the Knights of Columbus, a Catholic men’s fraternal organization.  He was statewide CEO for the Knights of Columbus from 1998 to 2000, and he served on that Order’s national board of directors from 2000 to 2009.  Ron also holds the title of Knight Commander with Star in the Equestrian Order of the Knights of the Holy Sepulcher of Jerusalem.  He is a Past District Governor for Lions International, and a 37-year member of the College Station Noon Lions Club.  Ron Gay is a Past Chairman of the Board of Directors for Hospice Brazos Valley, and he currently serves as Chairman of the Board for the Hospice Brazos Valley Living Endowment.  In 2003 he served as Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Bryan/College Station Chamber of Commerce.  Ron served on the College Station City Council from 2005-2008, including one year as the Mayor Pro Tem.  He is an Eagle Scout and Past Chairman of the Arrow Moon District for the Boy Scouts of America.

Ron and his wife Terri live in College Station, Texas.  They have three children and eight grandchildren.

Email Ron Gay at rgay@ims-securities.com for more information on the CHSS Advisory Board.