‘I learned the importance of teamwork and diversity’


Ronald R. Rabena, Philadelphia

Chief Client Officer, Allied Universal

Board Chair, Police Athletic League of Philadelphia

Ron Rabena, current Board Chair of the Police Athletic League of Philadelphia, traces his PAL roots back to 1975 and the Crisconi PAL Center, Broad and Jackson streets, under the inspiring watch of PAL Officer John DeLaurentis. Ron spent eight years as a PAL kid, playing basketball and baseball, and was the only member of his large family who joined PAL.

“I learned the importance of teamwork and diversity at a very young age. I learned that it was okay to have friends that didn’t look like me, and we can all work together and should respect each other’s differences and opinions.

“PAL helped me to understand how to learn from people with backgrounds different from my own. It showed me and taught me that inclusion was the best way to resolve our differences.

“PAL also showed me the importance of respecting law enforcement which reinforced the values that my parents taught me and my brothers and sisters. Respect, appreciation, and hard work pay off, making you a good person that others want to be around.

“PAL helped make me the person I am today.”

Ron’s security career spans more than 45 years – beginning as an entry-level security officer and working his way up to several senior-level management roles at various regional security companies. As Chief Client Officer of Allied Universal, he interacts with company presidents in the field and works with hundreds of clients every week. He is responsible for client retention, employee relations and building the company culture at the local level.

In June 2022, Ron completes his two-year tenure as PAL Board Chair.


June 2022