North County Advisory Board
San Marcos Chamber of Commerce
Rick became CEO of the San Marcos Chamber of Commerce in 2017. The Chamber serves as the best resource for its members and the business community to promote a positive business climate, economy, and quality of life. Prior to working at the Chamber, Rick was the Director of the “Team in Training” campaign for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s San Diego/Hawaii Chapter. The majority of his career has been in professional sports. After a couple of years in the horse racing industry, Rick was the Media Relations Director for the Iowa Cubs, Triple-A affiliate of the Chicago Cubs from 1993 to 1997.
Moving back to the Chicago area, Rick worked for the Schaumburg Flyers, an independent minor league baseball team in the Northern League. After serving two years as the Assistant General Manager, Rick became the General Manager in 2000 where he stayed for nine years. Rick grew up in Joliet, Illinois, and earned a B.A. Degree from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Drake University. Rick and his wife Stacy reside in San Marcos with their son Luke.