Ronald L. Rowe, Jr.
Chief of Staff
Ron Rowe serves as the Chief of Staff to the Director of the U.S. Secret Service. Throughout his 22-year Secret Service career, Mr. Rowe has served in a variety of leadership positions and assignments. Recently, he served as the Deputy Assistant Director of the Office of Protective Operations. In that role he had oversight and directed the planning and execution of protective policies, programs, and operations of the Presidential Protective Division and the Vice-Presidential Protective Division.
From January 2017 through September 2018, Mr. Rowe served as the Deputy Assistant Director for the Office of Intergovernmental and Legislative Affairs. He managed the Secret Service’s engagement with Congress, the Department of Homeland Security, and other government partners at the federal, state, and local levels. Mr. Rowe has also served as National Special Security Event (NSSE) coordinator as the Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the Dignitary Protective Division. During this assignment he led a multiagency public safety force of 7,000 federal, state, and local personnel executing the NSSE’s security operation.
In 2013, Mr. Rowe was selected for a joint-duty assignment to the Intelligence Community and served on the staff of the National Intelligence Council. In this assignment, he led the development of several products that were considered to be the United States Intelligence Community’s most authoritative assessments of major cyber issues affecting national security interests.
In 2011, Mr. Rowe was chosen to serve within White House’s Executive Office of the President as a National Security and Law Enforcement Policy Advisor. He worked in concert with the National Security Council and developed the administration’s strategy to mitigate state-sponsored economic espionage. Mr. Rowe’s other assignments have included selection as a Congressional Fellow to the staff of the United States Senate’s Committee on the Judiciary from 2008-2011. His portfolio on the committee focused on counterterrorism, criminal justice reform, and national security legislation. In 2004, he was selected for assignment to the Presidential Protective Division and served for four years providing close security to the President and First Lady.
Mr. Rowe began his Secret Service career in the Miami Field Office and the West Palm Beach Resident Office. He entered public service 26 years ago starting as a police officer with the City of West Palm Beach, Florida.