As a founder of Policy Development Group (PDGi), Ron functions as both the chief strategic officer for its clients and yet still thrives on rolling up his sleeves as a jack-of-all-trades. Ron serves as lead lobbyist for several of the firm’s largest clients and brings his expert strategic and tactical thinking to many of PDGi’s efforts at the local, state, and federal levels. He finds himself at his best when solutions aren’t obvious and creativity is needed. Additionally, Ron plays a key role in the strategic public relations efforts at STRATEGY forty-eight and still finds time to do business development and focus on client relations.
Ron has successfully grown PDGi through the marriage of two very different cultures: private business and public service. As one of the youngest and most successful political minds in Arizona, Ron ran successful campaigns for retired US Senator Dennis DeConcini at the local and federal levels and then became his Chief of Staff. By combining his deep knowledge of politics, policy, and the way government operates with his extensive experience as a developer in the private sector, Ron brings unique and potent tools and perspectives to PDGi’s clients.
A graduate of the University of Arizona, Ron has served on many boards and commissions over the years – including Central Arizona Shelter Services, American Israel Public Affairs Committee, Arizona Commission on Judicial Performance Review, and the Jewish Federation. He contributes significant personal time and effort into helping organizations with fundraising and friend-raising efforts which are both crucial needs.