Ronald (“Ron”) Townsend is a graduate of Wake Forest University who served 31 years in the U.S. Navy as a fighter pilot, a squadron commander, a base commander and a diplomat. He lived in Santiago, Chile and worked at the U.S. Embassy there as the Senior U.S. Defense Official in Chile for three years. As our firm’s Chief Operating Officer, Ron oversees the day-to-day operations of the firm in addition to managing the firm’s operating and information systems. In his free time, Ron enjoys snow skiing as well as playing golf and racquet sports. He also serves on various nonprofit organization boards.