Ron came to CSU in January 2011 and is the past executive director for the Arizona Fire Chiefs Association, a position he assumed in September 2008 after retiring as the assistant chief for Avondale Fire-Rescue, Ariz. He is a 33-year fire service veteran and has worked for four Arizona fire departments during his career as a firefighter, company officer, training officer and command officer. He is a graduate of the National Fire Academy Executive Fire Officer Program and holds an associate degree from Rio Salado Community College and a bachelor's degree from Cogswell Polytechnic College. He also completed the Certified Public Manager Program through Arizona State University. Ron has taught extensively throughout Arizona as a fire science program associate faculty member for several community colleges. In 2005 he was the recipient of the inaugural joint FDSOA/IAFC Safety, Health and Survival Section Fire Safety Officer of the Year Award at Fire Rescue International.
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