Rick is a magna cum laude graduate of Duke University and received his law degree from Boston University. He practiced law in Milwaukee with the firm of Reinhart Boerner Van Duren, where he was a partner for almost twenty years and served as the firm’s president and chief executive officer. He served as the United States Ambassador to the Czech Republic during 2006-2009, where he organized and managed efforts on behalf of the United States to locate a missile defense facility in the Czech Republic. Since 2010 he has served in executive positions with Honeywell International in Brussels and Washington, D.C., most recently as the Senior Vice President of Global Government Relations.
In addition to serving on the board of directors of the Bradley Foundation, Rick has also been a director of another large private, conservative foundation, the Kern Family Foundation. He is a member of the Wake Forest University Law School Board of Visitors. He is a former State Chairman of the Republican Party of Wisconsin; member of the Republican National Committee; and Director and Vice Chairman of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago. He is a former member of the Greater Milwaukee Committee; Trustee of the Medical College of Wisconsin; Co-Chairman of the Milwaukee United Way campaign; and board member of the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Milwaukee. Rick is married to Alex; they have two sons, Scott and Erik.