Evansville-based United Companies has named a new chief executive. Amy Romain Barron, who currently serves as United’s vice president, will take over as the company’s new CEO.
Romain-Barron succeeds former CEO Ronald Romain, who is transitioning to serve as executive chairman of United Companies, according to partner station WEHT-TV.
“As Executive Chairman, I’m looking forward to continuing our mission of being a growth-oriented organization, all while investing in the development of our team members and the communities we serve,” Ronald Romain said.
According to United, Barron previously served on the First Federal Savings Bank Board of Directors, the EVSC Foundation as president, as well as vice president of the Leadership Everyone board of directors.
United says Romain-Barron is the third generation of the Romain family to have ownership of the company.
“I’m excited for this next chapter as CEO of United Companies and to continue leading our teams in the work we do with our clients and communities across the country,” Barron said. “We are fortunate to have great leadership and employees across all of our businesses, and United Companies as a whole is poised for further growth and success in the future.”
United, which was founded in 1964, consists of United Leasing & Finance, Professional Transportation Inc., Romain Automotive Group, and Tri-State Aero.