Operating Executive, Chicago Growth Partners
Ron joined Chicago Growth Partners and Prairie Capital after a 16-year career in Chicago city government.
From 2007 to 2009 Ron was president of the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), the second largest transit agency in the nation.
At the CTA
instituted a company-wide turnaround plan based on performance management principles.
tenure at the CTA
, ridership grew 5.4 percent in 2008, its highest level since 1992.
From 2005 to 2007, Ron served as Chief of Staff for Mayor Richard M. Daley.
created and implemented a citywide performance management system that ensured a focus on priorities and improved service delivery.
From 2004 to 2005, Ron served as Executive Director of the City of Chicago Office of Emergency Management and Communications (OEMC).
While at OEMC
greatly expanded the number and types of technologies used to reduce crime and increase public safety.
also created the state-of-the-art Operations Center, Chicago's "nerve center," which provides real-time intelligence to public safety and homeland security officials.
Prior to his appointment as Executive Director of OEMC, Ron served for nine years at the Chicago Police Department, rising from a beat cop to Assistant Deputy Superintendent.
In that role, he
created and implemented the most advanced policing technology system in the country, as well as managed and developed innovative community-based strategies that utilized this cutting-edge technology to achieve significant decreases in crime.