Ronald D. Romain
CEO & President – United Companies
Ronald Romain is the owner, President, and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of United Companies which is comprised of Professional Transportation, Inc. (PTI), the Romain Automotive Group (RAG), and United Leasing, Inc. (ULI).
Mr. Romain holds a degree in Marketing from the University of Southern Indiana (USI). He is active in a number of civic and charitable organizations including St Mary’s Hospital Board of Directors, Welborn Baptist Foundation Board of Directors, Signature School Foundation and Evansville Regional Business Committee.
Vice-President – United Companies
Amy Romain-Barron began her career as the third generation with United Companies in 1999 and currently holds the position of Vice President with the company. Ms. Romain is directly involved with the day to day business operations of PTI and Romain Automotive Group. She is also a member of the company’s Steering Committee which directly involves leading the United Companies’ Quality Improvement Process.
Ms. Romain graduated in 1998 with a Bachelor of Science degree from Indiana University (Bloomington.)
She has been involved in numerous civic and community organizations including President of the Evansville-Vanderburgh School Corporation Foundation, YWCA Board Member, Habitat for Humanity, Leadership Evansville Vice President and Board Member.
Executive Vice President & CFO – United Companies
Rick Schulz started with United Companies in 1992 as Chief Financial Officer and directly manages the company’s Strategy Planning, Finance, Treasury, and Management Information Systems. Prior to his tenure with United Companies, Mr. Schulz worked in Public Accounting and held various financial management positions with RCA, General Electric, and Thomson Consumer Electronics.
Mr. Schulz graduated from Indiana State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting and holds a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Indianapolis. He earned the CPA designation in 1986 and is a member of American Institute of CPAs. Mr. Schulz and his family live in Evansville, IN, where he is actively involved with numerous philanthropic organizations. He is a past Chairman of the Board and current board member for Youth First and a board member for Growth Alliance for Greater Evansville (GAGE).
Vice-President & COO – United Leasing, Inc.
Martha Ahlers has over 20 years of commercial leasing experience and started with United Leasing, Inc. in 1996. Prior to her promotion to Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, she was an Account Manager. Mrs. Ahlers holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the University of Illinois. She has been involved in numerous civic and community organizations.
Executive Vice President of Human Resources – United Companies
Robert G. Sholly is a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University in University Park, Pennsylvania, and holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Speech Communication. He furthered his education completing all Master of Arts course work in Management Communications at the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia, with Phi Kappa Phi honors.
Mr. Sholly joined United Companies as Director of Human Resources in October of 1999. In September of 2006, he was promoted to Vice President of Human Resources for United Companies.
Mr. Sholly is responsible for the strategic and functional human resources direction of United Companies and its business groups: United Leasing, Inc., Professional Transportation, Inc., and Romain Automotive Group. The company currently employs approximately 6,100 people throughout the United States.
Executive Vice President of Accounting – United Companies
Brad Harrison is a graduate of Ball State University and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting. Mr. Harrison is a Certified Public Accountant. Upon graduation, he joined Citizens Bank in Evansville, Indiana initially in the Commercial Credit Department and was subsequently promoted to Commercial Loan Officer.
In 1978, Mr. Harrison joined an Evansville based Accounting Firm. Over the next 10 years he received a number of promotions and became a Partner in the Firm. In 1992, Mr. Harrison founded the Accounting Firm, Vowells, Harrison and Co. CPA’s focusing on Accounting and Taxation for clients in the Evansville area.
One of the larger clients of the Firm was Ronald Romain and United Leasing, Inc. In that capacity, Mr. Harrison was involved as a consultant in the formation of both Romain Buick, Inc. and Professional Transportation, Inc.
In 1998, he joined United Leasing, Inc. of Evansville, Indiana as Director of Accounting managing the daily accounting functions for the leasing company. Mr. Harrison was subsequently promoted to Vice President of Accounting for United Companies. In this capacity, he is currently responsible for the management of all accounting functions and accounting personnel employed by the four primary business units.
Senior Vice-President/Consultant – United Leasing, Inc.
With 26 years in the leasing industry, Dannie Wells is a respected leasing professional with in-depth experience in all phases of the leasing business: business development, sales management and forecasting, lease vehicles and equipment marketing, residual value responsibility for leased assets, and the remarketing of off-lease assets. He is active in leasing industry trade shows and is a past presenter at several trade conferences where his topic was “Advantages of Leasing.”
Mr. Wells joined United Leasing, Inc. (ULI) in 1983 and has been promoted up through the management ranks from Leasing Agent to Sales Manager to Vice President to his current position of Senior Vice President/Consultant.
COO – Professional Transportation, Inc.
Steve McClellan was named Vice President of Professional Transportation, Inc. (PTI) effective January 1, 2009. McClellan served as Director of Operations during his tenure with PTI, beginning January, 2007. Prior to joining PTI, McClellan performed roles of executive vice president, chief financial officer and business development director in the property development and construction industry. McClellan also has 12 years experience in the interstate natural gas transmission industry performing management responsibilities in operations and customer service.
McClellan received a M.B.A. from Vanderbilt University and a B.A. from Kentucky Wesleyan College.
He most recently was elected to the Board of Gilda’s Club of Evansville, IN. McClellan’s prior activities include serving as a board member of the Owensboro, KY based Cliff Hagan Boys and Girls Club, member of the Kentucky Industrial Development Council and graduate of Leadership West Kentucky.
COO – Romain Automotive Group
John K. Roettger began his career with United Companies in 1986 as the General Manager of Romain Buick, Inc. and currently holds the position with Romain Automotive Group as the Executive Manager. A seasoned professional, Mr. Roettger has 35 years in the automotive industry including employment with Cadillac Motor Car Division and several other retail automobile dealerships. He also acquired a special achievement in the industry as a Cadillac Master Dealer.
Mr. Roettger earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Purdue University and his Master in Business Administration from Indiana University. He is a member of several honor societies including Tau Beta Pi, Chi Epsilon and Beta Gamma Sigma. Along with numerous community and civic memberships, Mr. Roettger was also past President of the Evansville Morning Rotary Club.
Ryan K. Parker
Ryan Parker joined United Companies in 2013 as Vice President of Administration. Prior to returning to his hometown of Evansville, Indiana, he worked in private law practice and in-house counsel capacities in Orlando, Florida from 2004-2013 working for an array of clients such as: Walt Disney, Inc., Darden Restaurants, J.P Morgan, GE Capital Solutions, and Bank of America. He also was the Director of Legal Services for the largest trade association in the State of Florida-“Florida Realtors.” Before moving to Florida to attend law school, Ryan was employed by various Evansville based companies such as Old National Trust Company, Fifth-Third Bank and Schultheis Insurance.
Ryan earned his undergraduate degree in Finance and Business from the University of Evansville and his professional doctorate in law from Florida State University. He continues to be a licensed Florida attorney focusing on real estate, development, banking, finance and corporate law.