Executive & Senior Management

Ronald Romain

Ronald Romain

CEO
Ronald Romain Bio

Ronald Romain is Chief Executive Officer (CEO) 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 University of Southern Indiana Board of Trustees and Board of Visitors, Regency Commercial Associates Board of Managers, Koch Enterprises Board, St. Mary’s HR Committee, Southwest Indiana Business Leaders Early Childhood Roundtable, Signature School Foundation, and the Evansville Regional Business Committee.

Amy Romain-Barron

Amy Romain-Barron

Vice-President – United Companies
Amy Romain-Barron Bio
Amy Romain-Barron is Vice President of United Companies, which is comprised of Professional Transportation, Romain Automotive Group, and United Leasing & Finance.

Ms. Romain-Barron holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Indiana University (Bloomington). She is active in a number of civic and community organizations and currently serves as Secretary for Evansville Day School Board of Trustees and as a Director of First Federal Savings Bank.

Her past involvements include: President of the Evansville-Vanderburgh School Corporation Foundation, YWCA Board Member, Habitat for Humanity, Leadership Evansville Vice President, and was named one of Evansville Business Journal’s “20 Under 40” in 2012.

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 and directly manages the company’s Strategy Planning, Finance, Treasury, and Management Information Systems. Prior to his tenure with United Companies, Mr. Schulz worked in Public Accounting and held various financial management positions with RCA, General Electric, and Thomson Consumer Electronics.

Mr. Schulz graduated from Indiana State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting and holds a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Indianapolis. He earned the CPA designation in 1986 and is a member of American Institute of CPAs. Mr. Schulz and his family live in Evansville, IN, where he is actively involved with numerous philanthropic organizations. He is a past Chairman of the Board and current board member for Youth First and a board member for Growth Alliance for Greater Evansville (GAGE).

Ryan Kassenbrock

Ryan Kassenbrock

President – PTI
Ryan Kassenbrock Bio
Ryan Kassenbrock joined PTI in June 1999 and served in various roles of increasing responsibility in Accounting, Finance, Operations, Dispatch and Operations Support. Prior to his promotion as COO of PTI in 2016, Mr. Kassenbrock was Vice President of Administration. He has played a key role in automating Dispatch operations and integrating key processes across the company. He is a Green Belt, a graduate of United University and currently serves as the Chairman of the PTI QIT. He is an Evansville, IN native, a graduate of Mater Dei High School and earned a degree in Accounting from the University of Southern Indiana. Ryan and his wife Natalie are the proud parents of three daughters.
Brad Harrison

Brad Harrison

Executive Vice President- Supply Chain & Procurement
Brad Harrison Bio
Brad Harrison is a graduate of Ball State University and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting. Mr. Harrison is a Certified Public Accountant. Upon graduation, he joined Citizens Bank in Evansville, Indiana initially in the Commercial Credit Department and was subsequently promoted to Commercial Loan Officer.

In 1978, Mr. Harrison joined an Evansville based Accounting Firm. Over the next 10 years he received a number of promotions and became a Partner in the Firm. In 1992, Mr. Harrison founded the Accounting Firm, Vowells, Harrison and Co. CPA’s focusing on Accounting and Taxation for clients in the Evansville area.

One of the larger clients of the Firm was Ronald Romain and United Leasing & Finance In that capacity, Mr. Harrison was involved as a consultant in the formation of both Romain Buick, Inc and Professional Transportation, Inc.

In 1998, he joined United Leasing & Finance of Evansville, Indiana as Director of Accounting managing the daily accounting functions for the Leasing Company. Mr. Harrison was subsequently promoted to Vice President of Accounting for United Companies.

Dick Lynch

Dick Lynch

Executive Vice President & Chief People Officer – United Companies
Dick Lynch Bio
Dick Lynch joined United Companies in 2015 as Executive Vice President of Human Resources. He has extensive HR experience in numerous roles throughout his notable career including management consultant, strategic advisor and executive coach with 30+ years of experience. He has worked in executive HR roles at two Fortune 50 companies as well as led a merger of equals as the SVP of HR.

Mr. Lynch earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Evansville with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and holds Master degrees in Business Administration, Human Resource Management and Organizational Management from the University of Northern Colorado.

Meagan Brien

Meagan Brien

Vice President – General Counsel

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, University of Kentucky Alumni Club (Greater Henderson Chapter), The Literacy Center, and the Junior League of Evansville.