Rick Larsen has led the creation of fundraising strategies and cause-related marketing campaigns for over 30 years. Past positions include chief development officer at United Way of Salt Lake and owner of Impact Strategic Advisors. As president and chief marketing officer for Operation Kids Foundation, he managed fundraising, marketing and media relations. Rick produced five galas honoring the likes of America’s Most Wanted host John Walsh; Ann Romney; and U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch. He graduated cum laude with B.S. degrees in political science (with an emphasis on public policy) and consumer and community studies from the University of Utah. Rick and his wife, Melissa, reside in Salt Lake City.