Ron Howard, affectionately known as “Mr. Mad Ant”, has played professional basketball since graduating from Valparaiso University in 2006. He’s gained expertise in his field with a stint with the New York Knicks, two with the Milwaukee Bucks and most recently, the Indiana Pacers. He enjoyed playing for the Fort Wayne Mad Ants since their inaugural season. He is the NBADL’s All-Time Leading Scorer, a three time All-Star, and is the 2013 and 2014 recipient of the Jason Collier Sportsmanship Award. He was awarded All D-League First Team and Co-MVP of the NBADL for the 2014 season. He went on to lead the Mad Ants to winning the 2014 NBADL Championship. Ron had his jersey retired to the rafters of The Allen County War Memorial Coliseum.
Ron now works for the front office of the Fort Wayne Mad Ants as well as for Lutheran Health Network. He is a sitting board member of both Big Brothers Big Sisters as well as The Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo.
Ron has a wife and four children and is deeply devoted to his faith, family, and working with children in the community.
Reesha Howard (wife of Ron Howard), found Fort Wayne to be a great place to raise her children and knew in her heart that this was “home”. Fort Wayne also felt like the perfect fit for the family business. She and Ron also own CPNJ Vending (a vegan vending machine company) and the “It will happen” apparel line. Reesha is a fixture in every aspect of the business and is very committed to its ongoing success. She also homeschools the Howard children.