The Honorable Ronnie Cromer Joins IMPH Board of Directors
Senator Ronnie Cromer has joined IMPH’s Board of Directors. Sen. Cromer serves South Carolina as State Senator for Senate District 18. He was first elected to the seat in a special election on April 15, 2003, and has risen through the ranks of the Senate Republican Caucus. He currently serves as chairman of the Senate Banking and Insurance Committee. In addition, he serves on four other Senate committees: Fish Game and Forestry (former chairman), Finance (subcommittee chairman,) Invitations and Rules (former chairman.)
“We are pleased to welcome Sen. Cromer to our Board, and I look forward to his leadership in supporting IMPH and our mission to inform policy to improve health and health care,” said executive director Kester Freeman. “His experience as a state senator, pharmacist, business owner and member of the military provides insights from many different perspectives to guide our work.”
A life-long resident of Newberry County, Senator Cromer has given more than thirty years of his life to public service in the professional and political service arenas. Senator Cromer is fully engaged in the Newberry Community as a business owner (Lorex Drugs), a member of many civic organizations, past president of the Prosperity Civitan Club and the Newberry Pilots’ Association, and is also a member of several conservation organizations including: Ducks Unlimited, Quail Unlimited, the National Wild Turkey Federation and the Prosperity Wildlife Association. He also serves as a commissioner on the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission.
A thirty year member of the South Carolina Army Reserve National Guard, Ronnie served in the first Persian Gulf War and in Operation Desert Shield/Storm receiving several distinguished service honors and retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel. Cromer is proud to be counted among the men and women who volunteer to defend our country and protect the freedoms and liberties that have been gained through the sacrifice of so many.
Senator Cromer lives in Prosperity with his wife of 48 years, Linda (Epting) Cromer. The two were married on August 30, 1969 and have two daughters: Candace and Heather. Ronnie is also blessed to be the grandfather of four wonderful grandchildren; Zachary, Zoe, Ella Kate and Everly.