Rick has been in laboratory leadership positions in the Minneapolis-St. Paul healthcare market since 1980. Rick is currently Senior Administrative Director for HealthPartners (7 hospitals, independent central laboratory, 75 physician office laboratories and Pathways outreach business). Previously Rick served as President of Laboratory Services for Fairview Health Services (including the University of Minnesota Medical Center), CEO for the American Blood Center, and Vice President of Laboratory Services at Allina Health. Rick has been very active professionally, primarily in ASCLS where he has served as State president, Regional Director and was national president in 2008-2009. In addition he has served on a variety of ASCLS committees and task forces at all levels of the organization - including a focus on government affairs, laboratory workforce (represented ASCLS with CCCLW), chaired the Root Cause Task Force and currently is Vice chair of the Constituent Society Task Force. Rick has also been active in CLMA and is currently on the board of directors and the executive committee of CLSI. Rick is also a member of the Lab 2.0 Project Santa Fe Task Force. Rick has two grown daughters, will become a Grandpa in October and enjoys cycling in his spare time, including biking trips in Spain and Sicily.