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Mr. Ricardo Ric Estrada

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President and Chief Executive Off...

Metropolitan Family Services
One North Dearborn
Chicago, Illinois 60602
United States

Company Description: Metropolitan Family Services serves a broad range of populations with a focus on helping low and moderate income families and communities. Our services are...   more
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • MBA
  • bachelor's degree , psychology
    Loyola University Chicago
  • master , policy and administration
    School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago
  • MBA , finance and marketing
    University of Illinois at Chicago
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Distinguished Fellow Award — Leadership Greater Chicago
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Ricardo (Ric) Estrada
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Ricardo (Ric) Estrada was named President and CEO of Metropolitan Family Services, one of Chicago's first and largest human services agencies, in March 2011.
Estrada has more than two decades of leadership experience in social services/human services, philanthropy and government bringing expert perspective to areas including strategic planning and management, program development, communications, fundraising and education. He also is a sought-after speaker, addressing national and local audiences on issues ranging from private/nonprofit partnerships to the future of philanthropy.
Prior to joining Metropolitan Estrada served as First Deputy Commissioner of the City of Chicago's Department of Family and Support Services (DFSS). There he helped manage a $460 million budget, developing strategies to strengthen program services supporting Chicago's vulnerable families; focusing on children, youth, seniors and the homeless; as well as directing the department's Emergency Services Division.
Before that he served as Executive Director of Erie Neighborhood House in Chicago, where his accomplishments included founding the Erie Elementary Charter School.
His record of civic and community involvement spans two decades. Most recently he was appointed to the Chicago Early Learning Executive Council and served on then Mayor-Elect Rahm Emanuel's Transition Committee for Social Services and Healthcare. Estrada was named a Trustee of the University of Illinois in January 2011. In addition he serves as Vice President, Board of Directors, of Leadership Greater Chicago; Board member of the Woods Fund of Chicago; Board member of Erie Elementary Charter School; and member of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs Selection Committee, Emerging Leaders Program.
Estrada's awards include being named an American Marshall Memorial Fellow and the Loyola University Chicago Latino Alumnus of the Year, as well as receiving the City Club of Chicago John A. McDermott Award for Distinguished Social Leadership, and the University of Illinois at Chicago City Partner Award. In 2012 he was honored by the Chicago Bears with an NFL Hispanic Heritage Leadership Award. He received a Kellogg CEO Perspectives Fellowship in 2009. He also was selected as one of Crain's Chicago Business' "40 under 40" in 2002.
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Ricardo Estrada Chairman Emeritus CEO Metropolitan Family Services
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Ricardo Estrada President & CEO
Leadership Greater Chicago Board of Directors — Leadership Greater Chicago
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RICARDO ESTRADA President and Chief Executive Officer, Metropolitan Family Services
Metropolitan Family Services : Ricardo Estrada
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Leadership Biographies | Ricardo Estrada Metropolitan Family Services : Ricardo Estrada
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Ricardo Estrada
President and CEO Ricardo (Ric) Estrada is President and CEO of Metropolitan Family Services, one of Chicago's first and strongest human services agencies. Since arriving in 2011, Estrada has led an expansion of Metropolitan's client base by 20,000 (currently totaling 63,000), while growing the agency budget from $32 million to $50 million. Under his leadership, Metropolitan became DuPage County's lead Head Start agency, led successful efforts to fund an early childhood facility in the state's highest need neighborhoods on Chicago's Southwest Side, and launched agency-wide Lean Six Sigma training and other internal capacity initiatives.
Prior to joining Metropolitan, Estrada was First Deputy Commissioner of the City of Chicago's Department of Family and Support Services (DFSS). Before that he served as Executive Director of Erie Neighborhood House in Chicago, where his accomplishments included creating Erie Elementary Charter School.
Estrada is a Trustee of the University of Illinois, Fellow of the German Marshall Fund, and member of the Executive Council of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's Early Childhood Task Force. He serves as Board Vice President of Leadership Greater Chicago, chairs the Finance Committee of the Woods Fund of Chicago, and is active on the Chicago Council on Global Affairs' Emerging Leaders Committee and Task Force on Immigration and Economic Competiveness.
Recent awards include being named the Leadership Greater Chicago 2013 Distinguished Fellow as well as receiving the City Club of Chicago John A. McDermott Award for Distinguished Social Leadership. Estrada has an MBA from the University of Illinois at Chicago, a Masters in Policy and Administration from the University of Chicago, and a B.S. in Psychology from Loyola University of Chicago.
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