Ron joined the Coast Guard Foundation as a regional director of philanthropy following a 29-year career in the U.S. Coast Guard. Currently he oversees the Foundation’s external engagement programs including digital and marketing communications, public relations, events and corporate outreach, and program support to Coast Guard members.
Ron graduated from the Coast Guard Academy 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 senior 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.