Ronald D. Paul - President

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Mr. Paul was born and raised in Oceanside, New York, and came to the Washington, D.C. area to attend the University of Maryland, where he received a B.A. in Accounting. In 1980, he began his career in real estate investment as a bookkeeper, and in 1987, formed his own investment company, Ronald D. Paul Companies, Inc. Mr. Paul’s real estate holdings include office buildings and multi-family apartment projects throughout the Washington Metropolitan area, as well as in Philadelphia, New York, Texas, Florida and Iowa. He is active in private investments, which includes serving as Chairman of Bethesda Investments, Inc., a private venture capital fund. As President of RDP Management, Inc., he is also engaged in the business of real estate management.

Mr. Paul also serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of Eagle Bancorp, Inc. and EagleBank, a community bank established in 1998 in Bethesda, Maryland. Involved in community banking for 28 years, Mr. Paul is one of the founding board members of the Bank, and has been instrumental in the growth of the Bank’s size. With over $6.1 billion in assets and over 25 offices, EagleBank is the largest community bank headquartered in the Washington, DC Area. Rated A - by Kroll Bond Rating Agency, EagleBank has consistently been cited for its excellent overall financial performance by recognized bank rating services such as IDC Financial Publishing, Veribanc and BauerFinancial. In 2016, Independent Banker named EagleBank one of the “Best of the Best” community banks in the country. For 2015, EagleBank was one of 18 banks named to the Bank Honor Roll by Keefe, Bruyette and Woods. In 2016, Sandler O’Neill & Partners ranked EagleBank #1 overall among all banks headquartered in Maryland, and named it a 2015 Sm-All Star Bank among all banks nationally.

Very active in several charitable organizations, Mr. Paul serves on the Board of Directors of the National Kidney Foundation of the National Capital Area (“NCA”). Mr. Paul’s involvement with the National Kidney Foundation began in the 1980’s when he was diagnosed with kidney disease; he received a kidney transplant from his brother, Steven B. Paul, at the Washington Hospital Center in 1990. Nineteen years later, he received a second transplant from Kathy McCallum, Chief Executive Officer of Ronald D. Paul Companies. In 2002, Mr. Paul founded the National Kidney Foundation’s Annual Ronald D. Paul Companies Kidney Walk, which has grown from approximately 40 to over 900 walkers and has raised over $900,000. As Chairman of Eagle Bancorp, in 2005, Mr. Paul founded the EagleBank Foundation, which annually raises funds for breast cancer research, patient services and education. To-date, the Foundation has raised in excess of $2.5 million. Recently Mr. Paul and his family created the George Washington University / Ronald and Joy Paul Kidney Center. The purpose of this collaboration is to support kidney disease and transplant awareness, promote patient care and service throughout the Washington Metropolitan Area.

Mr. Paul hobbies include collecting sports memorabilia, golf and travel. He and his wife Joy live in Potomac, Maryland and have two daughters.

Professional Memberships

Member, Federal Reserve Bank, Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council
Member, Independent Community Bankers of America Large Community Bank Council
Chairman, George Washington University/Ron and Joy Paul Kidney Center
Member, Board of Directors, National Kidney Foundation of the National Capital Area
Founder, National Kidney Foundation Annual Ronald D. Paul Companies Kidney Walk
Founder, National Kidney Foundation Annual Ronald D. Paul Companies Golf Classic
Founder and Member, Board of Directors, EagleBank Foundation
Member, Washington, DC Regional Board, Anti-Defamation League
Member, Advisory Board, University of Maryland Robert H. Smith School of Business
Member, 2030 Group
Member, Executive Committee, Federal City Council, Washington, DC
Member, Executive Committee, Comptroller of Maryland Business Council
Member, Montgomery County, Maryland Advisory Board of Court Appointed Special Advocates
Director, Montgomery County, Maryland Economic Development Corporation, a public-private partnership with the Montgomery County Council
Member, Montgomery County, Maryland Department of Economic Development
Member, Board of Trustees, George Mason University Foundation, Inc.
Past Member, Board of Governors, University of Maryland Alumni Association
Past Member, Board of Trustees, University of Maryland College Park Foundation
Past Member, Montgomery County, Maryland Business Development Corporation


Recent Recognitions

Recipient of the Irene and Abe Pollin Humanitarian Award, Greater Washington Jewish Community Center, 2015
Inducted into the “Montgomery County (Maryland) Business Hall of Fame,” 2015
Named “Community Banker of the Year” for the Eastern Region, by the Independent Community Bankers of America, 2014
Named by Washington Business Journal as a member of the Washington, DC area “Power 100,” 2014 and 2015
Named “Community Banker of the Year,” American Banker Magazine, 2012
Inducted into the “Washington Business Hall of Fame,” 2012
Recipient of the “Joseph E. Robert Community Impact Award,” Greater Washington Sports Alliance, 2012
Named a “2012 Washington Business Hall of Fame Laureate,” Junior Achievement, 2012
Recipient of the “Economic Impact Award,” District of Columbia Chamber of Commerce, 2011
Recipient of the “Annual Achievement Award,” District of Columbia Building Industry Association, 2011
Named a “2010 Washingtonian of the Year,” Washingtonian Magazine, 2011
Recognized as one of “25 CEOs You Need to Know” in Montgomery County, Gazette of Politics and Business, 2010
Recipient of the “2009 Outstanding Achievement Award,” National Kidney Foundation of the National Capital Area, 2009
Winner of the Greater Washington Ernst & Young “Entrepreneur of the Year Business Services Award,” 2009


Recent Publications

Op Ed: “Howard Theater is symbol of what’s possible,” Capital Business/Washington Post, April 23, 2012
Op Ed: "In search of liquidity," Capital Business/Washington Post, March 7, 2011
Op Ed: "A Job for a Wounded Warrior," Washington Post, Metro section, December 20, 2009
Op Ed: “Let D.C. Invest with Local Banks,” Washington Business Journal, June 26, 2009
"The Boss Column," NY Times, Business section, April 12, 2009
“Sources Revealed,” Washington Business Journal, April 3, 2009


In 1980, Mr. Paul began his career in real estate investment and in 1987, formed Ronald D. Paul Companies, Inc. Other business ventures Mr. Paul is affiliated with include:

  • EagleBank:

    Ronald Paul serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of Eagle Bancorp, Inc. and EagleBank, a community bank headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland.

  • SportsIdols.com

    We are committed to creating meaningful change in the communities we serve through our philanthropic efforts. As such, we sponsor three annual charity events that focus on issues close to our heart.