Rick King

Executive Vice President, Operations

Mr. King has been with Thomson Reuters since 2000 and has held numerous executive-level roles in the company.  Prior to Thomson Reuters, Mr. King held executive-level positions at Ceridian Employer Services, Jostens Learning and WICAT Systems Inc. Mr. King began his career as a teacher and coach in Vermont.

Mr. King was named by Governor Tim Walz to chair the Blue Ribbon Council on IT.  The Governor also reappointed him to serve on the Metropolitan Airports Commission and to serve as Chair.  He was first appointed to by Governor Mark Dayton in 2011.  He was named by former Governor Tim Pawlenty to chair Minnesota’s Ultra High-Speed Broadband Task Force.  Mr. King serves on the board of trustees for Minnesota Public Radio and the Minneapolis Institute of Art.  He also serves on the board of directors for TCF Financial Corporation and chairs its technology committee.

In 2018, Mr. King was named to the Minnesota 500 (top business executives) and in 2017, he was named to the Global CIO 100.   He was named one of the 200 people to watch by Twin Cities Business in 2012 and won the CIO Career Achievement Award from the Minneapolis St Paul Business Journal.  Previously, he was honored as Minnesota’s 2008 Technology Executive of the Year by the Minnesota High Tech Association and was named to Computerworld’s Top 100 Leaders in IT in 2007.

Mr. King earned bachelor and master’s degrees from the University of Vermont as well as a Certificate in Cybersecurity Oversight from the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University.

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