Ron von Lembke

Ron von Lembke graduated from the University of Denver in 1978 with a double major in American history and theater production, and a minor in education. He planned on being a high school teacher, but things didn’t turn out that way.

In a period of six months in the 1970s, he changed his name back to the old German spelling, got married and received a commission in the Marine Corps.

During his military career, he attended Harvard Law School and later went on to work on “secret programs doing secret things with secret people.” He also worked in the White House as assistant counsel to President George H. W. Bush and special counsel to Gen. Brent Scowcroft, National Security adviser. Ron retired in 2017 as a Colonel after 36 years of active and reserve duty.

Ron serves as chief of staff for United Water and Sanitation District, the 70 Ranch and the Bromley Companies.  

He is the father of two grown sons and a daughter in college.


  • Harvard Law School, Juris Doctorate
  • National University, Masters of Human Behavior
  • University of Denver, B.A., American History; Theater
  • Arapahoe High School, 1975


  • Chairman, Real Colorado Soccer Association
  • Chairman emeritus, Adams County Economic Development
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Rotary International
  • Eagle Scout Association