About Ron

Along this journey Ron married his love Kimberly and they have three daughters ages 10, 9  and 7.

Ron "Champ" Brooks, Jr has dedicated his life to connecting people to resources. Born in Chicago, IL to Ron Sr. and Barbara Brooks, Ron grew up in Memphis, TN in a loving household with two younger siblings. With sports as a passion including basketball and football, Ron maximized his athletic talents throughout his childhood and into his college years. that is also when he became a community banker, and parlayed that into a 17 year banking career.

Transitioning from his career in banking, Ron now works in the Midwestern U.S. compelling banks to invest in driving revenues, reducing expenses, and protecting vulnerable seniors from financial abuse with their branch, digital, and call center channels in low to moderate-income communities. In addition, he provides selling resources for homeowners and hosts a widely recognized podcast!

Awards & Recognition

  • 2003 Omicron Delta Epsilon Leadership Award

  • 2004 Regions Bank Management Trainee Program

  • 2005-2010 Chairman's Club Award 

  • 2008 Memphis Top 40 under 40

  • 2011 University of Memphis MILE Program mentor

  • Member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. 

  • 2013 Tri State Defender Men of Excellence

  • 2013 - Present Shelby County Health, Education, & Housing Board Member

  • 2015 Million Dollar Club 

  • 2016 Memphis Urban League Board Member

  • 2018 Google Podcast Creator Finalist

  • 2019 Illinois Bankers Association Endorsed Vendor Award

  • 2019 - Presdent Riverdale School (Germantown) Athletics Board VP

  • 2020 Memphis Flyer Best Podcast Award Finalist 

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