Ron Thomason Bio

Ron was born in Indianapolis, Indiana, but spent his early childhood building snowmen in Connecticut. Nevertheless, like so many other Texans at heart, he “got here as quick as he could.” One of the highlights of his Westchester High School days was marching down Broadway with the WHS band in the 1970 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. After Ron’s third year as a sophomore at The University of Texas at Austin, he reluctantly admitted that the actual purpose of college was to pursue an academic degree, so he moved on to Stephen F. Austin State University, where he graduated magna cum laude with a B. A. in Communications.

While in law school, Ron played in the house band for the University of Houston Law Center “Follies.” A few years later, those same musicians reunited to form the “Ambulance Chasers,” an all-attorney rock & soul band, which played numerous charity events and private parties from the mid-80s through the mid-90s, including the Hyatt Regency’s “World’s Largest Office Party” in 1987 and the 1992 Galveston Mardi Gras. After about a 20-year hiatus, the Ambulance Chasers have once again reunited, although its members are now much more likely to take a ride in an ambulance than to chase one.

Ron met his wife Crista when she came to work for Parish & Ellison in 1984. She was new to oil and gas law, but really captured his young Star Trek nerd’s heart when she wished out loud that she could “do a Vulcan mind-meld,” and instantly absorb all of the industry-specific terms. Sadly, Ron lost Crista to cancer in 2018. Their daughter Sara is at the forefront of a long list of wonderful reminders of their life together.