As a Senior Manager for the Pennsylvania Government Affairs team based out of DMGS’ Harrisburg office, Ron assists clients in navigating the state government. Throughout his career, Ron has established and maintained close, personal relationships with staff members from all four caucuses and every level of the executive branch. Ron has experience working with for-profit and non-profit clients, with a primary focus on Energy, Economic Development financing assistance, Labor, and Agriculture.
Prior to joining DMGS and spending some time in the private sector, Ron served as the Legislative Director for the PA Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED). There he worked with the Governor’s office and four Legislative Caucuses on passage and enactment of the $2 billion Economic Development Stimulus Legislation under Governor Rendell. In addition, he served as the DCED staff lead to key Legislative Caucus Board staffers on the Commonwealth Finance Authority (CFA).
Prior to his time with the DCED, Ron was a key staffer in the General Assembly, working in various roles that ultimately led him to serve for Representative Phyllis Mundy as Executive Director of the Northeast Delegation. There he directed regional legislative activities for lawmakers on a variety of issues, staffed committee meetings in Harrisburg and Northeastern Pennsylvania, and monitored funding opportunities for delegation members.
Ron most recently served on the transition team of Harrisburg Mayor Eric Papenfuse. Additionally, he served as Community and Economic Development Committee Chair for PA Auditor General Eugene DePasquale’s Transition Team in 2012 as well as Chairman of Public Safety for the Olde Uptown Harrisburg Neighborhood Association.
Ron received a MPA from Penn State University and a B.A. in Political Science from Dickinson College, where he graduated magna cum laude and was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa national honors fraternity.