Chief Operating Officer: Rick Fowler |

Media Inquiries: Heather Ward |

Finance Inquiries: Karen Sluiter |

Human Resources & Recruiting: Tamara Watson |

Rick Fowler, Chief Operating Officer

As Chief Operating Officer, Rick oversees all operational initiatives and staff as well as sets the strategic direction for the firm. His strong relationships in business, government and nonprofits create opportunities for the firm.

Rick served as president and CEO of The Community College Foundation, a national nonprofit focused on improving communities through education. He chairs the Sacramento County Employee Retirement System (SCERS) Board of Trustees, serves as vice chair on the Golden Pacific Bancorp Inc. board of directors. He’s on the California Chamber of Commerce board, and chair of the UC Davis Health System’s Leadership Council.

Rick served three terms on Sacramento County’s Project Planning Commission, including nearly two years as its chair. He is a past president of the Insurance Industry Charitable Foundation, and chaired boards in the Sacramento region including the American Leadership Forum and the UC Davis School of Education Advisory Board. He has served on several other non-profit boards in Sacramento, including the Boys and Girls Club, the Urban League, United Way and People Reaching Out. He was honored as Sacramento’s 2005 Humanitarian of the Year by United Cerebral Palsy, and was the MetroChamber’s 2010 honoree for the Peter McCuen Award for Civic Entrepreneurship.

For 19 years, Rick was a senior officer for USAA, a diversified financial services organization. His Air Force career included serving as the Deputy Inspector General of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in the Pentagon, a command pilot and space systems operations officer, his military decorations include the Legion of Merit, two Distinguished Flying Crosses, and a dozen Air Medals.