Ronald Schults is recognized as one of the most notable waterfront and marina development experts in the world, and often speaks on the topic at national and international conferences. His combined passion for community development, coastal engineering, and sailing inspired him to focus on projects that help preserve our waterways and sustain the economic growth and vitality of waterfront communities across the United States and around the world. In 1979, Schults founded The Abonmarche Group and grew his international waterfront design group through more than 300 waterfront projects around the world. He has personally developed and financed multiple successful waterfront developments valued in excess of $150 million, and applies that real world experience on behalf of clients and community partners who are working to create sustainable and responsible waterfront development projects.