Ron Gates | Senior Field Adviser, ISM Insurance Inc. | Bio
Ron Gates | Senior Field Adviser, ISM Insurance Inc. | Bio | Mobile

Senior Field Advisor, ISM Insurance Inc.


Ron is a Senior Field Advisor for ISM, working with schools in NY, NJ, PA, DE and WV.

Current Role

Ron joined ISM in 2005. He developed the Pennsylvania Independent School Health Insurance Consortium in 2008. This organization helps schools save on significant expenses and provides them data previously unavailable.

In September 2009, he developed a private plan alternative to the NJ State Temporary Disability Plan to save schools money and create a more favorable tax situation for employees. He also holds the designation LUTCF (Life Underwriter Training Council Fellowship) earned in 1990 by teaching several insurance courses, primarily to new professionals in the insurance industry.

Prior Experience

Ron began his career in insurance and financial services in 1988 with The Prudential, holding several management positions within the company. In 2000, Ron joined the Pennsylvania School Board Association as Director of Marketing for employee benefits, where he managed eight school-specific programs and worked with the administration and school boards to manage their employee benefit portfolios.


Ron is a graduate of Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh PA, with a bachelor’s degree in finance.