Our People
Ronaldo Hardy

World Changer
Purpose Driven

Ronaldo Hardy


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 and Inclusion services, including the innovative and comprehensive Credit Union DEI Certification program. He has proven that an effective and comprehensive DEI 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.