Ronald Simeone has more than twenty years experience in the field and is a leading authority on the evaluation of federal counternarcotics initiatives.
Dr. Simeone conducted extensive research for the Executive Office of the President, Office of National Drug Control Policy, on procedures designed to measure the success of United States supply and demand reduction efforts, and was the principal architect of their Performance Measures of Effectiveness system.
Working in concert with representatives of the United States Coast Guard, Customs and Border Protection (Border Patrol, Office of Field Operations, and Air & Marine), and Immigration and Customs Enforcement, he developed a strategic plan and corresponding performance measures for the Department of Homeland Security, Office of Counternarcotics Enforcement.
The United States Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance, partnered with Dr. Simeone to evaluate the effectiveness of state monitoring programs in reducing prescription drug diversion and abuse. Over the past two years he has worked closely with the United States Department of Justice, National Drug Intelligence Center, to estimate the economic impact of illicit drug use on American society.
Dr. Simeone held deputy commissioner-level positions in two State of New York agencies before becoming a private consultant in 1992. He is President of SAI.