Active in the health policy arena, Ron was an original member, and later chairman, of the Texas Department of Insurance's Utilization Review Advisory Committee. Governor George W. Bush appointed him as an original member of the Texas Health Care Information Council, where he had a major role in the development of the Texas hospital discharge data system. He has served as an advisor to committees of the Texas Legislature on health insurance mandates and major revisions to the Workers' Compensation Act. A former director of the Texas Business Group on Health, Ron also served on the boards of several public and non-profit organizations providing healthcare services. He currently serves on the Texas Health and Human Services Council, to which he was appointed by Governor Rick Perry, and as a Director of the Texas Association of Business. He chairs TAB’s Health Policy Committee.