|Ron leads Hill+Knowlton’s operations in Tampa and has served as a senior communications advisor to dozens of clients for more than 20 years. He has worked on behalf of corporations, business associations, professional sports teams, media companies and high-profile individuals spanning a wide array of industries and issues and has led numerous award-winning, multi-faceted public policy campaigns involving federal, state and local issues. Ron has extensive experience in advising c-suite leaders, issues and crisis management, public affairs, media relations and media training, and research, and specializes in the areas of health care, insurance, and in legislative campaigns.|
Ron has led winning policy campaigns related to homeowners’ insurance reform, no-fault auto insurance, hospital Certificate of Need programs, Medicaid funding disputes, medical liability insurance reform and voter education.
Prior to joining H+K, Ron served as the communications manager for the Florida Residential Property and Casualty Joint Underwriting Association. Ron also spent 20 years as a newspaper editor and reporter, including a stint at the Tampa Tribune, where he was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in 1991 for a series of investigative stories on the Florida Marine Patrol. At H+K, Ron has won several state and national public relations industry awards for his work. They include a 2008 Gold Sabre and a 2007 Silver Sabre from the Holmes Report for work on Medicaid funding issues on behalf of Florida’s safety net hospitals, and a 2005 Silver Anvil from the Public Relations Society of America for a campaign on behalf of 130 groups that won medical liability insurance reforms in Florida.
Ron received an MBA from St. Leo University in fall 2009. He also holds a degree in English and a minor in journalism from Trenton State College (now The College of New Jersey).