Ron joined the Coast Guard Foundation following a 29-year career in the United States Coast Guard, when he retired having earned the rank of captain. In his role, he works closely with individuals, foundations, and corporate partners in the Mid-Atlantic region to fulfill a variety of support for Coast Guard units, members and families.
Ron graduated from the Coast Guard Academy with a Bachelor of Science in Government and holds a master's degree from Boston University. He also completed MIT’s Seminar XXI program in National Security and served as a military fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. Specializing in search and rescue, law enforcement, and crisis management, his career in the service included posts as Commanding Officer of Coast Guard Recruiting Command, Director of Coast Guard Public Affairs, Chief of the National Search and Rescue School, and Assistant Superintendent of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy.