Our People

Ronaldo Hardy

MSHRLD, CUDE, CUERME

Chief People Officer, Owner

253.200.0418 ext. 114

Ronaldo is a dynamic powerhouse of an executive with the personal mission “to change the world by building people that change the world."


Ronaldo leads CU Strategic Planning’s Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Belonging and Accessibility services, which include the full range of DEIBA assessments, training and consulting. He has proven that an effective and comprehensive DEIBA strategy can improve innovation, staff retention, job satisfaction and profitability. During his time as the purpose-driven, high-results CEO of Southwest Louisiana FCU (SWLFCU), Ronaldo led his credit union to CDFI certification and an FA award with CU Strategic Planning, and developed an executive team capable of maintaining the phenomenal 1.28% ROA, 7% yield on average loans and more than 10% annual loan growth left in their hands.


He is a highly sought-after speaker, having presented to CUNA Management School, CUES, and the NCUA's Inaugural Diversity Summit to name just a few, and has been published in the Credit Union Journal, CU Times, CU Insight, Credit Union Magazine and CU Today.


Ronaldo received holds a Bachelor of Business Administration and Masters of Science in Human Resource Education with a concentration in Leadership Development. He is an alumnus of the Urban Leadership Development Institute and CUES Institute at the Wharton School of Business.

He is defined first and foremost by his faith in God and love of his family. He is the founder and lead pastor of the Love Alive Church in Baton Rouge, a congregation of 600. Ronaldo is a father to four beautiful children with his wife Cristian.