- B.A. in Economics, Northwestern University
- J.D., Washington University Law School
Ron Gieseke was appointed Visiting Assistant Professor on July 1, 2021. Prior to the appointment, he served for four years as an adjunct professor at Chicago-Kent, teaching business law courses, including Business Organizations, Corporate Finance, and Business Entity Formation and Transactions. All three courses are designed to provide students with the fundamentals of the substantive law, while also giving them opportunities to engage in an assortment of transactional activities. He has also demonstrated a commitment to Kent’s international students, teaching online classes in spring 2021 to prospective students in Beijing, China, and Kyiv, Ukraine, and serving as a visiting professor in Shanghai, China (2018).
Gieseke is a transactional lawyer with over thirty years of corporate law experience in Fortune 500 companies. Most recently, he served as Assistant General Counsel, Assistant Secretary, and Director, Corporate Group, of St. Louis-based Ameren Corporation. While there he managed SEC compliance and financing activities, directed corporate secretarial matters, and developed compliance programs in stock trading and other areas. He retired from Ameren in 2017 after 17 years with the company.
His recent professional activities have focused on business ethics, serving on advisory boards to the Cintas Institute for Business Ethics (Xavier University) and the Emerson Leadership Institute (St. Louis University). Prior to that, he provided leadership and service to the community (Legal Services of Eastern Missouri), foster children (Voices for Children), and the legal profession (Association of Corporate Counsel St. Louis-Chapter President, and Young Lawyers President of St. Louis Metro Bar Association).
Gieseke is on the approved list of certified mediators for the Court-Annexed Mediation Program (Law and Chancery Divisions), Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois, and is an arbitrator for FINRA. He is also a certified mediator at the Chicago Center for Conflict Resolution, and a member of the Illinois and Missouri Bars.
Ron also enjoys being a tour guide at Wrigley Field.