Ron Taft

taftRon Taft is an internationally renowned Brand Innovator and Media Arts professional with a passionate and in-depth knowledge of strategic brand marketing, advertising, interactive media, emerging technologies, design and visual effects.

His many disciplines emanate from his advertising agency, television network, and film studio background with vast experience in both the corporate and retail sectors.

Ron has worked in an executive capacity and in close association with most of the major studios, networks, and entertainment companies, including ABC, CBS, FOX, HBO, UPN, VH1, Sony Pictures, Paramount Television, Paramount Pictures, Universal Television, Showtime Networks, DMX Music, Microsoft, Gateway Compters, TiVo, NASA, and numerous other new media and technology companies.

In addition to having a working knowledge of programming development, sales and distribution, Ron's hands-on expertise in all forms of film, television and music production also includes music composition, arranging, and commercial directing. He brings strategic architecture and design to all media arts and has left his creative mark on a string of successful network and syndicated shows, image campaigns, brand identities, corporate and product marketing campaigns and websites.

Ron serves on the board of The Quincy Jones Foundation Music Consortium, The Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation, and has produced campaigns for other organizations including Music Rising, The NARAS Foundation, the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, and the Kidspace Children's Museum.

Ron has a long-standing personal and professional interest in the Rodeo world and has developed several television show concepts and related brand merchandising campaigns.

Ron graduated from college and started his career in Reno Nevada as a professional guitar player and had toured with many bands out West and in Europe. He has a love of Country music and will be working with the production of musical themes to develop and enhance the Road to Houston story-lines.