We had the good fortune of connecting with Ron Gerard and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Ron, let’s talk legacy – what do you want yours to be?
I would like to be remembered as someone who was the best at everything they put their mind towards and had a positive impact on the lives of those around him.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
I am the President of NEXT Model Management Miami and have held this position for the past 20+ years. NEXT is one of the largest modeling agencies in the world and we represent major superstars like Grace Elizabeth, Billie Eilish & Diplo. I am very proud to say that I’m the only modeling agency on Miami Beach that hasn’t downsized, changed their name or closed its doors while being #1 despite the fact that people said it could never be done. All of the greats such as FORD, Irene Marie & Michele Pommier have gone, but NEXT remains strong.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Anything on Lincoln Road is a favorite for me. Somewhere to hide in the crowd and observe what’s going on with great food and drinks. Of course, we’d also. have to check out Ocean Drive and the stretch of beach!
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I’d like to dedicate this to my NEXT Miami team. There is no I in team and this amazing group of people support me in more ways than they would ever know.