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MEET THE

Executive Team

Ronald D. Romain

Ronald D. Romain

Executive Chairman - United Companies
Ronald D. Romain Bio

Ronald Romain is Executive Chairman of United Companies comprised of Professional Transportation, Inc., Romain Automotive Group, and United Leasing & Finance.

Mr. Romain holds a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing from the University of Southern Indiana (USI). He is active in a number of civic and charitable organizations including the University of Southern Indiana Board of Trustees and Board of Visitors, Regency Commercial Associates Board of Managers, Koch Enterprises Board of Directors, Southwest Indiana Business Leaders Early Childhood Roundtable, Signature School Foundation Board of Directors, Golf Gives Back Board of Directors, and as Chairman of the Evansville Regional Business Committee.

Amy Romain-Barron

Amy Romain-Barron

CEO – United Companies
Amy Romain-Barron Bio

Amy Romain-Barron is the third generation of Romain family ownership at United Companies. She is also a member of the company’s Steering Committee, which spearheads the United Companies’ Quality Improvement Process.

Ms. Romain-Barron graduated in 1998 with a Bachelor of Science degree from Indiana University. She is involved with numerous civic and community organizations, currently serving as Vice President of the Evansville Day School Board of Trustees and a member of the First Federal Savings Bank Board of Directors. Her past involvements include serving the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation Foundation as President, YWCA as a Board Member, Habitat for Humanity, and the Leadership Everyone (formerly Leadership Evansville) Board of Directors as Vice President.

Rick Schulz

Rick Schulz

Executive Vice President & CFO – United Companies
Rick Schulz Bio

Rick Schulz started with United Companies in 1992. As Chief Financial Officer, he directly manages the company’s accounting, finance, and treasury departments. Prior to United Companies, Mr. Schulz worked in Indianapolis with a regional public accounting firm for four years and with RCA, General Electric, and Thomson Consumer Electronics for seven years holding various financial management roles.

Mr. Schulz is actively involved with numerous philanthropic organizations. He is a past Chairman of the Board and current Advisory Board member for Youth First and past Chairman of the Board and Executive Board member for the Growth Alliance for Greater Evansville (GAGE).

Mr. Schulz graduated from Indiana State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting and holds a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Indianapolis. He earned the CPA designation in 1986 and is a member of American Institute of CPAs.

Doug Petitt

Doug Petitt

Executive Vice President & Chief People Officer – United Companies
Doug Petitt Bio

Doug Petitt joined United Companies in 2019. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Petitt enjoyed an extensive career in the energy business with Vectren Corporation. There he served in many functions, including Vice President-Government Affairs, Vice President Marketing and Customer Service, and Chief Information Officer.

Mr. Petitt is a graduate of the University of Louisville with a B.S. in economics and the University of Dayton with an MBA. He is active in the community and serves as Vice Chair of the Golf Gives Back Board, Chair of the Pro-Am for the Korn Ferry Tour Championship presented by United Leasing & Finance, Board Member of YMCA of Southwest Indiana, and Board Member of the Southwest Indiana Chamber of Commerce.

 

 

Martha Ahlers

Martha Ahlers

President – United Leasing & Finance
Martha Ahlers Bio

Martha Ahlers has more than 20 years of commercial leasing and finance experience. She joined United Leasing & Finance in 1996 as an Account Manager. During her tenure at United Leasing & Finance, she has been promoted to Vice President and Chief Operating Officer and currently serves as President of the company.

Ms. Ahlers holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Illinois. She has been involved in numerous civic and professional organizations and currently serves on the Board of Directors of United Way of Southeastern Indiana. In 2020, Ms. Ahlers was elected Chair of the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) Board of Directors and served on the Board of Directors since 2014. During her tenure, she served on the ELFA’s Executive, Nominating, Personnel, and Fair Business Practices Committees. From 2015 to 2016, Ahlers was Chair of LeasePAC, ELFA’s nonpartisan federal political action committee.

Brad Harrison

Brad Harrison

Executive Vice President of Supply Chain & Procurement - United Companies
Brad Harrison Bio

Brad Harrison joined United Leasing & Finance in 1998 as Director of Accounting in charge of managing daily accounting functions. Mr. Harrison currently holds the position of Executive Vice President focused on sourcing, corporate tax, internal audit, credit underwriting, and strategic planning.

Mr. Harrison is a graduate of Ball State University and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting. He is a certified public accountant. Prior to joining United Companies, Mr. Harrison was a founding partner of Vowells and Harrison, Certified Public Accountants, providing accounting and tax services to the firm’s clients.

 

Ryan Kassenbrock

Ryan Kassenbrock

Executive Vice President Administration – United Companies
Ryan Kassenbrock Bio
After working for United Companies for 23 years and serving as the President for Professional Transportation, Inc., a subsidiary of United Companies, Ryan was promoted to Executive Vice President – Administration of United Companies. Since June 1999 Ryan has served various roles across the organization with increasing responsibility in accounting, finance, operations, dispatch, and operations support. Mr. Kassenbrock is a Six Sigma Green Belt and plays a key part on the United Companies steering committee, where he assists with strategic planning for all 3 of United Companies’ business units. He has played a key role in automating operations and integrating key processes across the company. As an Evansville, Indiana native, Mr. Kassenbrock earned a degree in Accounting from the University of Southern Indiana. He proudly serves as a member of the USI Strategic Planning Committee and St. Joseph Parish Council.

Meagan Brien

Meagan Brien

Vice President & General Counsel - United Companies
Meagan Brien Bio
Meagan Brien joined United Companies in 2022 as Vice President & General Counsel. Meagan was previously a partner at the law firm Dentons Bingham Greenbaum LLP, part of a large, multinational law firm, where she focused on corporate litigation, fiduciary litigation, and outside business counsel, all for a variety of industries. This outside business counsel emphasis allowed her to problem solve for her clients, which included large and small closely held businesses, nonprofits, and financial institutions.  Meagan is licensed to practice law in Indiana, Illinois, and her native Kentucky. She has practiced before the state and federal courts of these jurisdictions, as well as numerous administrative bodies.  

During her almost twelve years in private practice, Meagan was recognized seven times as an Indiana Rising Star by Thomson Reuters, earned the state-wide award from the Indiana Lawyer as a Leadership in the Law Up and Coming Lawyer, and locally was awarded the Perdue Leadership Award for service to the Evansville Bar Association. Meagan earned her bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Kentucky and received her Juris Doctorate from the McKinney School of Law, Indiana University – Indianapolis. Meagan enjoys being active in her community and has served on numerous boards including that of Evansville Day School, the Evansville Bar Association, the University of Kentucky Alumni Club (Greater Henderson Chapter), The Literacy Center, and the Junior League of Evansville.