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Ron Dearing, Jr.

Manager of Worldwide Technology, Systems & PMO for Worldwide Safety at Walt Disney Parks & Resorts


Safety is one of the Four Keys at Disney, a philosophy Walt created over 60 years ago. Safety is the way Disney delivers Courtesy, Show and Efficiency.

Ron Dearing, Jr. is Manager of Worldwide Technology, Systems & PMO for Worldwide Safety, Walt Disney Parks & Resorts.

In his current role, Ron provides global leadership for program portfolio and safety systems technology strategy - a never ending focus to enhance the Guest and Cast experience. Ron also leads Walt Disney Parks & Resorts safety corporate benchmarking and the licensing of Disney safety technology for third party use, a corporate citizenship focus of Disney.

Prior to joining The Walt Disney Company, Ron was the Florida Area Executive for the National Safety Council (NSC), a United States Congress Chartered Organization. While with the NSC, Ron led the organization and provided executive consultation to a number of Fortune 500 and Non-Profits.

Ron also spent 19 years with Publix Super Markets, a Fortune 100 Best U.S. Company with over $27B in sales and 140,000 employees, providing leadership and learning development within the disciplines of Risk Management, Safety & Security.

He is a graduate of Florida Atlantic University with a BS in Business Administration and has published several courses and articles in the areas of corporate social responsibility, compliance and teambuilding. In 2002, Ron co-founded Hurricane Warning!, a non-profit organization focused on educating grade school children and the community on how to prepare for natural disasters. Ron resides in Orlando, Florida with his wife Peggy and two children Meghan and Nicholas.

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