Board, Senior Staff
Ronald began his public service career in 1963, at the age of 17-years by enlisting in the United States Marine Corp, becoming a Non-Commissioned Officer in 1965, during the Vietnam conflict. Upon completing a 4-year tour of duty, he entered public service once again with the California Highway Patrol in 1967, as a State Traffic Officer assigned to the East Los Angeles office.
In 1980, he transitioned from State Service with the California Highway Patrol to Federal Service with the National Transportation Safety Board, where he conducted and supervised comprehensive and forensic highway accident investigations in catastrophic accidents. During his 28-year career with the NTSB, he achieved the position of Regional Director of the Western Region as Investigator In-Charge of Federal Investigations throughout the 13 western states. He helped develop and implement safety studies in school bus safety, seatbelt design and use, as well as child safety seat design, placement and implementation. Over time the recommendations promulgated by the NTSB were adopted nation-wide. In 2008, he completed 45-years as a professional public servant, in the field of highway safety.
He has served on the Board of the Midnight Mission since 1998, as well as on the Advisory Board of the Los Angeles Shriners Hospital for Children. He is also committed, as President, to the work of the Imani Economic and Community Development Corporation. And as a Mason, he has labored in the quarries of the Prince Hall Masonic Fraternity for the betterment of humanity for over 38-years, serving as its Most Worshipful Grand Master from 1998-2001.
Ronald is a native of Jersey City, NJ and resides with his wife, Lena, in the San Gabriel Valley. They have four children, twelve grand children and three great-grand children. He has earned degrees in both Business Administration and Business Management from the University of Redlands.