Board Role: President-Elect
CIO, TCS Education System
Rick Merrick is the CIO for TCS Education System in Chicago, a system of 5 colleges with 7000 students in 13 locations around the country. With a team of 50 IT professionals, he is responsible for strategic planning of IT initiatives as well as day to day operations, which includes everything from datacenter operations, telecommunications, business applications and desktop support.
Previously, Rick worked as Director of IT for K12 Inc. and Director of Business Applications for Cardean Learning Group. Rick holds of Bachelor’s degree from Case Western Reserve University and is a graduate of the SIM RLF program.