National Command & Staff College

Ronald Ford, Chief Technology Officer

Ron is a seasoned business leader, entrepreneur, consultant, and author who enjoys seeing good ideas and vision transformed into effective action and results. He brings to the International Academy of Public Safety an extensive and broad range of business and organizational experiences with not-for-profit and for-profit organizations.  His experience includes extensive work as an organizational consultant working with small and medium sized businesses and nonprofit organizations leading team-based strategic planning and leadership development programs.

In addition to over 20 years of experience strategic planning consulting and executive coaching, Ron has spent 10+ years building and managing technical services businesses. His proven competencies include working with software development project management, outsource technical  team management, web development, and digital marketing technologies and initiatives.

Ron has also co-authored and published several manuals and books in leadership, business development and strategic planning. Those works include: Strategic Planning Technology for Small Businesses (Co-authored with Bill Bean, HRD Press, 1995), Strategic Teamwork: Team Leaders Guide and Team Members Tool Kit, (1996, self published; for nonprofit organizations), Living On Purpose (LOP is a comprehensive personal life-planning system co-authored with Bill Bean and Rich Edler, self-published by Strategia, Cardiff, CA. 1996), Turbocharging Your Business, (Co-authored with Bill Bean, self-published by Strategia, Cardiff, CA. 1996), Transforming Leadership (Co-authored with Terry Anderson, Times Mirror Press/St. Lucie Press Division, 1998).