Rick is dedicated to helping clients achieve their strategic communication goals, and he understands that executing unique experiences results in increased success for both clients and Freeman. When he creates an atmosphere of openness, trust, and collaboration, clients will succeed and unique and lasting working relationships will be formed.
He leads by example, fostering an environment in which dialogue and innovative ideas are encouraged. Rick routinely promotes his team members’ professional and personal development and creates a cohesive, effective team. As a result, his clients’ ROI is leveraged, resulting in the achievement of their objectives and an increased reliance on Freeman’s experience and credibility. Relationship building truly is Rick’s greatest strength, and it shows in the deep connections he builds with everyone with whom he works.
Rick has been in the event marketing industry since 1997 and with Freeman since 2016. During his tenure with Freeman, he has served a wide variety of clients, including the Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE). He is well-versed in producing large events and in the hotel business, and he works closely with colleagues to ensure no detail is missed. He served on ACTE’s board of directors for three years and was a recipient of the association’s Ambassador Award. He sets a high bar for each event, and with a strong Freeman team behind him, he’s able to regularly surpass expectations.
“By setting the bar high—and then routinely exceeding that target—my colleagues and I have been able to accomplish what others have thought to be impossible. Therein lies the strength of Freeman: the collaborative nature that draws on our strengths and makes us collectively bigger (and more successful) than we are individually.”