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Ramona R. Whitley

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Ramona R. Whitley is the Chief Business Development Officer at Allen Matkins, where she leads key business development and client relationship initiatives. She oversees the firm-wide client feedback program, client review and growth program and competitive intelligence.

Prior to joining Allen Matkins, Ramona was Director of Marketing and Business Development at McKenna Long & Aldridge and Luce Forward. Her marketing experience includes business development, sales training, marketing research, strategic planning, product development, events, sponsorships and public relations.

Before working in the legal industry, Ramona spent 17 years in media, most recently at The San Diego Union-Tribune.


  • Legal Marketing Association (LMA) - Southern California Chapter, Board Member at Large
  • Legal Marketing Association (LMA), Competitive Intelligence Special Interest Group Member
  • Leukemia and Lymphoma Society – San Diego Chapter, Board Member


Ramona received a M.A. from Drake University in applied psychology and her B.A. from University of Minnesota in psychology.