Ronald M. Mullins was born in Chicago, Illinois, and has been a resident of Hammond, Indiana, since 1980. In February 2017, Ronald M. Mullins retired from Northern Trust Vice President, where he served as Vice President, managing the Technical Department’s Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Programs.
Ronald received an Associate of Arts degree from Triton College in River Grove, Illinois, in 1971; a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Illinois, Chicago in 1973; and a Masters of Arts degree from the University of Illinois, Chicago in 1977.
In 2004 he was appointed to the Hammond Human Relations Commission (HHRC); currently, he is the Chairperson of the Commission. A position he has held since 2007. The Hammond Human Relations Commission was established by city ordinance in the mid-1980s to hear complaints of discrimination in education, employment, housing, and business opportunities. Recently, the Hammond City Council amended the Hammond ordinances to include protections for the LGBTQ+ community.
Besides the Hammond Human Relations Commission, he is the Treasurer of the Indiana Consortium of State and Local Human Agencies for the past three years. He is the Vice-Chairperson of the Northwest Indiana Reinvestment Alliance (NWIRA); Vice-Chairperson of the Hammond Police and Citizens Advisory Commission; a board member of the City of Hammond Black History Committee; and a board member of the City of Hammond College Bound Program (a program which provides full college scholarships to High School students in the City of Hammond).
Also, He is the current President of The Practice Team, a Service Organization that assists persons who wish to attend Afro-Centric events such as Tom Joyner’s Fantastic Voyage, the Essence Festival, the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Legislative Conference, and other events.