Ronald Howell


As president and chief executive officer of Washington Research Foundation, Mr. Howell has guided WRF from being an organization that identified, protected and licensed technologies to one with sufficient assets and expertise to foster the creation of early-stage technology-based companies.

Mr. Howell joined WRF in 1989 and shaped the most successful licensing program in the organization’s history for generating a significant ongoing revenue stream. He continues to provide strategic direction for this effort.

Earlier in his career Mr. Howell was in medical sales and operations. Mr. Howell serves on several boards related to the mission and activities of WRF and WRF Capital, and is a Trustee of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. He holds a bachelor of science in biochemistry from Washington State University.