Ron was born in New York City and raised in Connecticut, where he studied electrical engineering at Greater New Haven State Tech. Ron’s career experience includes working with the U.S. Department of State; he moved to Herk-de-Stad, Belgium, to lead construction and renovation projects in over 20 European countries and the former Soviet Union. He then spent three years on the Pentagon’s renovation-management and project-controls team and later worked in commercial construction. Ron has more than 20 years of experience managing design and construction for K–12 schools. He was the deputy chief operating officer for a 4,000-student, 12-campus charter school in D.C.