Ron has over 34 years of experience in the fire service and has served as fire chief for Prescott, Arizona; Santa Cruz, and Santa Barbara, California. In 1992, Ron also served as the interim city manager for the city of Prescott. As fire chief, Ron has planned, developed and facilitated numerous strategic planning efforts with command staff (both for his organizations and outside fire districts). He has played a principal role in the development of several complex Joint Power Authority agreements, including the implementation of the “EMS Integration Authority” in Santa Cruz County, involving 13 separate fire agencies. Over the span of his career, Ron has developed highly collaborative efforts between fire service labor and management groups; public safety agencies and inter-governmental task forces. With a focus on continuous quality improvement, he has engineered and implemented several performance evaluation systems that emphasize clear expectations, by specific job classifications within the fire service.
Since joining Management Partners in 2008, Ron has served on several of their project teams throughout California (involving over a dozen municipalities and special districts), as well provided interim department head services for multiple clients.Back