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Leadership Bios
Ronald Thomason - Vice President, Special Projects

Ronald J. Thomason is the President of Infrastructure Security Solutions (ISS), a transportation and supply chain security consulting firm.  Mr. Thomason is a specialist in transportation, supply chain, and critical infrastructure security, with over 25 years of experience in international security operations.


Mr. Thomason served as Assistant Vice President for Security at TranSystems, one of the leading transportation S&E firms in the United States, where he specialized in providing regulatory compliant security solutions for the company’s transportation sector, critical infrastructure and supply chain clients.


Mr. Thomason has been responsible for developing and implementing security policies and procedures for both P&O Princess and Renaissance Cruise lines, two of the world’s largest passenger cruise lines.  In both positions he was responsible for maintaining an active liaison with U.S. and foreign government representatives, law enforcement authorities, and maritime industry officials to implement programs to enhance the security of maritime vessels, their passengers and crew worldwide.


Mr. Thomason was instrumental in helping to develop maritime counter-terrorism protocols, and managed the first International Conference on Maritime Counterterrorism. He has served on the International Council of Cruise Lines’ Executive Security Committee, and as a member of the Federal/Industry Maritime Security Working Group. Ron has conducted security audits of more than 100 ports, terminals, and shore excursion venues in North and South America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Pacific.


He assisted in drafting the US Port & Maritime Security Act of 2001, and has been called upon to provide assistance to the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) in developing the curriculum for training and certification of maritime security professionals for the Maritime Security Institute.


Mr. Thomason currently serves as Vice President, Special Projects and is the MSC’s industry liaison.  He is currently working with various working groups responsible for the development and implementation of programs for compliance with UN Security Council Resolution 1540.

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