He served more than a decade as V.P. of Regence Blue Shield’s Boeing division, where he administered the airline manufacturer’s self-insured worldwide health benefits program. Covering claims and customer service, he oversaw a 243-person team trained in all aspects of client care and financial support. Prior to this, Ron was V.P. of Government Programs for Blue Cross of Washington and Alaska. Responsibilities included Medicare, the Federal Employees Program, and the Department of Defense's Tricare, covering fifteen western states.
Both the Boeing and the government program roles required Ron’s superlative organization, follow-through, and innovative information technology solutions to support these clients. He earned, as a result, both the recognition of his peers and financial bonuses for superior performance. He received his B.A. from the University of Washington’s Foster School of Business and is an accomplished photographer, fisherman, and avid outdoorsman.