Ross is a member of many social, civic and athletic associations, among which are: Amateur Athletic Union, Indiana Music, USA Branch of the British Sub-Aqua Club, Professional Association of Driving Instructors, National Association of Underwater Instructors, US Army, Aircraft owners and Pilots Association, Marion County Disaster Committee, Indiana Motor Truck Association, Indianapolis Traffic Club, and Indiana Chamber of Commerce.
Ross is a co-founder of the Indiana Towing and Wrecker Association and T.R.A.A. He is President of Kinman of Indianapolis and Secretary-Treasurer of Kinman Wrecker Service. He is co-designer of the Kinman Rescue System and of the Rescue and Recovery Air-Lift Systems. His training programs have been landed in the United States, Mexico, Canada, England, and in the Middle East. In 1985 T.R.A.A honored Ross with its National Citizenship Award. In making that Citizenship Awards, the President of T .R.A.A. elequently expressed the affection of the entire industry for Ross Kinman who has done so much to make it what it is today.