I’ve had the honor of being on a few projects Rick has managed, and see him lead with precision but also see his knack for listening and resourcing others so that they rise up as capable leaders. I’ve worked for him on volunteer projects for the community, and now value him as a friend. Even so, he continues to awe me by the way he can manage a huge volume of work in a highly efficient manner and still give personal attention to individuals. You’d never know he’s managing hundreds of calls and emails or dealing with sensitive issues when he speaks with you in the most thoughtful and caring way. His ethical grounding and mental agility help him convey confidence in a way that is contagious and empowers others to be their best. His versatility also compels me to recommend him for leadership roles in a broad range of categories and capacities.