Acclaimed Inspirational speaker to give remarks at Monmouth’s 2019 commencement

The Monmouth College Class of 2019 will get a little inspiration at their commencement ceremony in May, as they announced Friday that Ron Gold will speak at the event.

Gold is an internationally known inspirational speaker.

Gold was a Wall Street executive until he was struck by an SUV on a bicycle in 2011, leaving him paralyzed and in need of in-home care.

He would found LeanOnWe, with his wife Betsy, after realizing the challenges in finding reliable, affordable home health care.

LeanOnWe connects those in need of care directly with providers, allowing

Monmouth President Clarence Wyatt points to Gold as a story of triumph over trial, saying it’s a great example of “social and business entrepreneurship.”

Gold’s business credentials are hard to dispute.

He had a 25-year career in equity markets for Lehman Brothers and Barclays and holds degrees from Penn and Columbia.

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