Ronald J. Arena

Of Counsel

Ron served as a Senior Consultant & Principal at Marts&Lundy for 20 years before transitioning to Of Counsel status in 2023. He was the leader of the firm’s Communications practice, which included an award-winning team of strategists, writers, and designers located across the country. Ron led teams that provided a range of communications services for clients across the nonprofit sector, supporting campaigns ranging from $10 million to several $1 billion-plus initiatives.

In addition to his role as Of Counsel, Ron is also President and Founder of Arena Partners, based in Valley Forge, PA. He and his team work exclusively with not-for-profit organizations, providing marketing and communications services and fundraising counsel to a national client base.

Ron has been a frequent speaker at CASE conferences over the years. He is active in his local community as a member of the Board of Directors of the historic Colonial Theatre, a film and performing arts center in his hometown of Phoenixville, PA. He also chairs the theatre’s fund development committee. 


Valley Forge, Pennsylvania


  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst, B.A.
  • Temple University
  • Stanford University

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