Ron is a Senior Advisor at Council Advisors. He is the former Chairman and CEO of Northrop Grumman. Prior, he held senior operating, technical, and financial positions at TRW Inc. and Litton Industries. He serves on the boards of Apple Inc., Chevron Corporation, Amgen Inc., Air Lease Corporation and as senior advisor to Ares Management LLC, Bain & Co., and Singapore ‘s Temasek sovereign wealth fund. He is a trustee of USC, a member of UCLA Anderson School of Management board of advisors, director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, director of Alliance for College- Ready Public Schools, and national trustee of the Boys and Girls Clubs of America. He received his BS, MS, and PhD from UCLA.