Ronnie Hagerty

Adjunct Professor in Management – Operations Management

As Assistant Vice President of Community Relations with the United Way of Greater Houston, Ronnie Hagerty oversees leadership development initiatives including the Nonprofit Connection and Project Blueprint, a program that prepares emerging leaders in ethnic communities for board service. In addition, she is a member of United Way’s talent management team. Prior to working for the United Way of Greater Houston, she coordinated development communications for The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.   Before to her transition to the nonprofit sector, Hagerty was a consultant with New York and Houston advertising and marketing firms.

Hagerty is past board chair of the Association of Fundraising Professionals – Greater Houston Chapter, and has been appointed by the Governor of Texas to serve as board chair for the OneStar Foundation National Service Commission. Hagerty serves as a board member for The Rose, and as an advisory committee member for the Houston Arts Alliance, Nonprofit Leadership Alliance, and Career Gear.  She is a member of the PowerTools for Nonprofits Advisory Board and is a sustaining member of the Junior League of Houston.  

Hagerty holds a B.A. in Journalism from St. Mary’s College/Notre Dame; an M.B.A. from the University of Houston Graduate School of Business; a doctoral degree from Antioch University; and is credentialed as a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE). She is an Adjunct Professor at the Jones Graduate School of Business, Rice University, and a former lecturer at the Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A & M University.