Ron Loewen has over 30 years of experience in the fields of journalism, media management, and corporate business development. In 2006 he founded Loewen Consulting—a firm that provides digital media companies with strategic planning, business development, marketing, and performance coaching.
Prior to launching Loewen Consulting, Ron administered major media companies. He served as President of Liberty Life Insurance Company, and was later promoted to Liberty Corporation’s Vice President of Strategic Development. He managed key business units and was the architect of Liberty Digital where he crafted a revolutionary local television online news and information strategy. Based on household audience and revenue growth, the Liberty Digital model was recognized as local television’s most successful online news and information model. Loewen will lead an effort to assure that Hartsook Companies is on the forefront of internet communications and that its partners, Hartsook Institutes and ASR Publishing, are well positioned.
January 1, 1997
General Manager Ron Loewen leaves WIS. Loewen doubled the amount of news on the station.
National Media Consultant, Former Senior Executive, Liberty Corporation
Columbia, South Carolina
1996-97 Ronald F. Loewen
“The transition year for the SCBA office under a new executive manager occurred during my presidency. In addition, Bill McElveen was inducted into the SCBA Hall of Fame. A presenter at his induction was his father, Moody McElveen, who had been inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1991.”
Named president of Liberty Insurance Group, the insurance marketing operation of The Liberty Corporation, in January, 1997
Ronald F.Previously served as vice president and general manager of WIS-TV in Columbia, one of eight stations in Liberty’s broadcasting operation, Cosmos Broadcasting
Joined Cosmos Broadcasting in 1986 as general manager of KPLC-TV, Lake Charles, Louisiana. Before joining Cosmos, he worked in various management positions for the radio and television operations of KAKE, Wichita, Kansas
Served as a visiting faculty member for the Poynter Institute from 1992 to 1996
Received the Order of the Palmetto in 1997
A native of Kansas, he received his bachelor’s degree in political science and master’s degree in education from Emporia State University and a law degree from the University of Kansas