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Rick King

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Rick King
Executive Vice President and CIO
Thomson Reuters
Eagan, Minnesota

Professional Background: Rick King joined Thomson Reuters in 2000 and has held numerous executive-level roles in the company, including Chief Operating Officer for Technology and Chief Technology Officer of several units. He began his career as a high school math teacher and coach.

A passionate gender equality advocate, Rick is a member of the Gender Partnership Council of the Anita Borg Institute and the National Center for Women in Technology is sponsor of “Aspire to Lead”, an annual conference presented by Women @Thomson Reuters that draws hundreds of attendees. He is a recipient of the 2017 “Guys Who Get It Award” from the Institute for Women’s Leadership, which recognizes male C-level executives of top companies and government organizations who are successfully establishing gender equality as a cultural norm in their workplaces.

Rick serves on the boards of trustees for Minnesota Public Radio, the Minneapolis Institute of Art, Greater MSP, and the Minnesota Business Partnership. He also serves on the Metropolitan Airports Commission, the State of Minnesota Technology Advisory Committee and is on the board of directors for TCF Financial Corporation.

Education: B.S. and M.Ed., University of Vermont

Personal Passions: Passionate about all things aviation, reading about politics and history, tech gadgets, traveling, and spending time with family.