As a founder of PDG, Ron functions as both the chief strategic officer for our 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 PDG’s efforts at the local, state, and federal levels. In fact, he finds himself at his best when solutions aren’t obvious and creativity is required.
Ron has successfully grown PDG 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 U.S. 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 tools and perspectives to our clients.
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 these and other organizations with fundraising and friend-raising which are both crucial needs. A proud graduate of the University of Arizona, Ron has fond memories of growing up in Tucson and still maintains strong roots in the community.