Ron is the executive director of the Open Security Exchange a non-profit organization that advocates the convergence of security systems with information technology. Through his consultancy, Ron has formed relationships with a diverse mix of businesses and has served as board director for both profit and non-profit organizations.
Ron retired from the U.S. Army in 1999 and the U.S. government in 2011. In between his tours of federal service, he served five years as a civilian police officer in the Commonwealth of Virginia. During his federal service, he worked for the U.S. Department of Commerce, where he led the initial implementation of Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12.
At the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, he served as the program director for the development and Implementation of the Department’s Identity, Credentialing and Access Management Program.
He now serves on the Security Industry Association and ASIS International Standards Committees. Ron was recently appointed to the ASIS International’s Commission on Standards & Guidelines. He is a member of the ASIS International Physical Security Council and serves as ASIS International’s Regional Vice President Region 3D in Louisiana and Mississippi.
He is a voting member of the United States Technical Advisory Group to International Standards Organization, which works to develop and articulate the U.S. position by ensuring the involvement of U.S. stakeholders from the private and public sectors. Ron is a member of InfraGard Louisiana Membership Alliance Chapter and serves as the North Louisiana Vice President. Ron serves as an Adjunct Professor at Capitol Technology University in Laurel, MD.
Ron holds an AAS degree from Northern Virginia Community College, a Bachelor’s degree from George Mason University and a Master of Science degree from Frostburg State University. Recently, Ron began his doctoral work at Capitol Technology University. This work will be completed soon.
The Governor of the Commonwealth Kentucky designated Ron as an Honorary Kentucky Colonel for his service to the Commonwealth. In 2005 the Georgia Senate in Senate Resolution 439 recognized and commended him for his outstanding service to Augusta/Richmond County, Georgia. Additionally, he is the CEO of Consullition, LLC, a Shreveport, Louisiana-based consultancy.
“We are pleased to welcome Ron Martin, CPP to the IFPO’s Board of Directors,” said Mr. Dennis Shepp, CPP, who serves as the IFPO's Board Chairman. “Our goal is to provide educational programs and certification opportunities for security personnel. With Ron Martin’s background, knowledge and experience, we're excited he we help us exceed our goals."
“We welcome Ron Martin, CPP to a dedicated and talented board,” said Sandi Davies, Executive Director of the IFPO. “We look forward to his contributions in fostering IFPO’s mission statement and Foundation objectives.”
The International Foundation for Protection Officers is dedicated to providing meaningful, cost effective education for all levels of security personnel. Educational institutions as well as individuals have found the IFPO programs to be valuable professional development tools.
We believe education is an essential part of professional development for those charged with protecting others: The foundation serves individuals, security service firms, and organizations that have their own security staff. Career-oriented officers as well as individuals benefit from the recognition and professional standing that an IFPO certification conveys.