Program Manager, Isotope Crossroads | Director of Quality Assurance
Years of Experience
with and/or Trained
Why I work at SummitET
SummitET is a fabulous place to work. My work and that of my coworkers and partners makes a difference in the lives of many people. Our role in guiding mitigation, preparedness, planning, and response training ensures our homes and others are as safe as possible.
My work/research will make a difference in the world because…
What we do, at the end of the day, ensures a safer, more prepared, and resilient country. We help train and prepare the difference-makers.
Something you may not know about me
I am a dual-national, I love being on the water, and I can predict, to near accuracy, how good or bad a movie will be based on the trailer.
What do you perceive is the greatest challenge facing America today regarding your subject-matter-expertise?
Interoperability in terms of communications, as well as incident management when responding to complex, multi-agency incidents. Healthcare preparedness is an area I am passionate about, and I believe needs additional resources and training.
ARKANSAS TECH UNIVERSITY
B.S. Emergency Management (in progress)
B.A. History and Government
- Hazardous Materials Technician
- Firefighter I & II
- Structural Collapse Technician
- Communications Unit Leader
- Incident Management Team certified
- Board Member – Arkansas Fire Boat School Committee
- Hazardous Materials Technician – Pulaski County Hazardous Materials Response Team
- Structural Collapse Technician – Arkansas Task Force 1 (AR TF-1)- Urban Search & Rescue (USAR) Team
- Liaison Officer & Communications Unit Leader (COML) – Razorback Taskforce 1 – Marine Rescue Taskforce
- Chairman – Cammack Village, AR Urban Service District
- City Recorder – Cammack Village, AR.
- Member – Joplin Volunteer Fire Department
Ron is a certified firefighter, hazardous materials technician and chemist, communications unit leader, structural collapse technician and interoperable communications SME with over 20 years of experience in the emergency preparedness/management and response fields. He served for over ten years as a healthcare and public sector emergency manager and is certified in numerous technical areas by DHS, FEMA, DOT, and the US Army.
As a Program Manager for Isotope Crossroads, he provides training to law enforcement, emergency responders, and government officials at the local, state and Federal level to increase awareness of security issues involving radiological material during transport in multiple locations across the nation. Additionally, he was selected to provide training to foreign governments on developing and improving national radiological response plans and procedures.