Ron has 30 years of association experience. In addition to NASBLA he has also worked with The Council of State Governments, Southern Governors Association, National Emergency Management Association, Environmental Council of the States and the National Council of State EMS Training Coordinators. He also worked at the Lexington Herald-Leader. Two of his more interesting jobs (many years ago) were working as a farm hand on a Charolais cattle farm and as a researcher for Roots author Alex Haley.
A native of Virginia, Ron attended Berea College in central Kentucky and graduated from Eastern Kentucky University with a degree in journalism. Ron lives in Lexington with his rescue Chihuahua, Bernie. His favorite boating is on a catamaran anywhere in the Caribbean or on a snorkeling cruise on the Great Barrier Reef.