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Board Member: LCDR Lou Romano

LCDR Louis Ramano, Jr., USNR-RET

Louis "Lou" Romano, Jr., LCDR, USNR-RET, is a USNA graduate, class of '67. He entered the Academy from Miami Senior High where he was a member of the National Honor Society and earned letters in Football and Track. (this coming March, Lou will be inducted into the school's Football Hall of Fame). 

Following USNA graduation, Lou earned his Naval Aviator wings and became an AEW tailhooker. During the Viet Nam conflict, he made 2 cruises to WestPac on Ticonderoga. He also served on COMFAISDIEGO staff before leaving active duty in '73. Lou served in the Reserves; flying P-3s out of Glenview from '75-77 and later served on Battle Group 8 staff in New York City from '84-88.

Following active duty, Lou joined the Linde Division of Union Carbide Corp. (now Praxair, Inc.) serving in a variety of management and executive positions until his retirement in 2001. During those years, he lived in many locations and traveled the globe representing his company in the Industrial Gases business. He now is an Executive Vice President for NuCO2, Inc., a national firm which provides carbon dioxide to the restaurant and convenience store industries.

Lou has completed executive course work at Manhattan College, Wharton and George Washington Universities and served as a director on several industry, charity, and civic boards. He has also been a guest lecturer at the Tuck Business School at Dartmouth.  Now living in Palm City, FL.

Lou is married to the former Ann Fox Berk, a published author and former TV executive for NBC. In addition to being a wonderful wife and mother, she is also a dynamite tennis player. They married in 1988 and they have 3 grown daughters between them. Lou enjoys golf and tennis in his spare time.


As a LCDR on board the USS Nimitz
circa 1985


As a JG, just after Winging at P'Cola,
circa 1969


At NAS Glenview,  LCDR, circa 1977.  Lou was qual'd as a PC in  E 1's and an instructor in S 2's