Rick, a 20-year veteran of the Hospitality, Culinary and Special Events industries, is an Account Executive for multi-award-winning Extraordinary Events, an experiential meeting and event agency firm headquartered in Los Angeles.
Rick is very involved with a number of civic and industry associations, including the International Live Events Association, and was instrumental in developing chapters in the Cleveland and Pittsburgh Markets. Rick is passionately involved with the SEARCH Foundation and currently serves as its Immediate Past Chair. He recently served consecutive two-year terms as President of the Cleveland Chapter of the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI). Rick also provides solutions for his International clients in the Incentive Meeting and Travel segments of the industry and has presented a number of unique education workshops to thousands of participants at industry conferences and tradeshows. Rick in on our executive team serving this year as first VP and has been on the AAF-Cleveland board for just over a year.