Share This Profile
Share this profile on Facebook.
Link to this profile on LinkedIn.
Tweet this profile on Twitter.
Email a link to this profile.
See other services through which you can share this profile.
This profile was last updated on 3/19/15  and contains information from public web pages and contributions from the ZoomInfo community.

Dr. Ricardo Ric Estrada

Wrong Dr. Ricardo Ric Estrada?

President and Chief Executive Off...

Local Address: Chicago, Illinois, United States
Metropolitan Family Services
13136 South Western Avenue
Blue Island , Illinois 60406
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

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • 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
155 Total References
Web References
Metropolitan Family Services : Leadership, 19 Mar 2015 [cached]
Ricardo Estrada President & CEO
Staff « Erie Elementary Charter School : 1405 N. Washtenaw | Chicago, IL 60622, 9 Jan 2015 [cached]
Ricardo Estrada Chairman Emeritus CEO Metropolitan Family Services
Metropolitan Family Services : Ricardo Estrada, 14 Aug 2014 [cached]
Leadership Biographies | Ricardo Estrada Metropolitan Family Services : Ricardo Estrada
Metropolitan Family Services
Ricardo Estrada
Ricardo Estrada
President and CEO Ricardo (Ric) Estrada was named President and CEO of Metropolitan Family Services, one of Chicago's first and strongest human services agencies, in March 2011. During his tenure at Metropolitan, Estrada has led the expansion of Metropolitan's client base by 20,000 (currently totaling 63,000), and overseen the growth of the agency's budget from $32 million to $50 million, both in less than three years. This dramatic increase came in part from selected acquisitions of programs formerly managed by Jane Addams Hull House, as well as from Metropolitan receiving grants to administer Head Start for all of DuPage County. Most recently he spearheaded efforts to secure funding to establish an early childhood facility on Chicago's Southwest Side, the state's area of highest need for such facilities. To further improve agency service provision and operations, Estrada also initiated Lean Six Sigma training for all full-time staff in 2013, a major investment in the agency and its future. Estrada has more than two decades of leadership experience in human services, philanthropy and government. Prior to joining Metropolitan Estrada served as First Deputy Commissioner of the City of Chicago's Department of Family and Support Services (DFSS). Before that he served as Executive Director and of Erie Neighborhood House in Chicago, where his accomplishments included creating Erie Elementary Charter School. His record of civic and community involvement includes appointment to the Chicago Early Learning Executive Council; the University of Illinois Board of Trustees; Board of Directors of Leadership Greater Chicago; and Board member of the Woods Fund of Chicago. Estrada's awards include being named the Leadership Greater Chicago 2013 Distinguished Fellow, 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 Citibank Hispanic Heritage Award. In 2012 he was honored by the Chicago Bears with an NFL Hispanic Heritage Award. He also was selected as one of Crain's Chicago Business' "40 under 40" in 2002. And in December, 2013 he was recognized as the Person of the Year by the Corporate Responsibility Group of Greater Chicago. Estrada's educational background is grounded in social services and business, including an MBA from the University of Illinois at Chicago, an M.A. in Policy and Administration from the University of Chicago, and a B.S. in Psychology from Loyola University of Chicago.
Board Directory, 19 Mar 2015 [cached]
Ricardo "Ric" Estrada
Ricardo "Ric" Estrada President and CEO, Metropolitan Family Services
» Board of Directors Information Cook County Health and Hospitals System, 22 Feb 2015 [cached]
Ricardo Estrada, University of Illinois trustee
Other People with the name "Estrada":
Other ZoomInfo Searches
Accelerate your business with the industry's most comprehensive profiles on business people and companies.
Find business contacts by city, industry and title. Our B2B directory has just-verified and in-depth profiles, plus the market's top tools for searching, targeting and tracking.
Atlanta | Boston | Chicago | Houston | Los Angeles | New York
Browse ZoomInfo's business people directory. Our professional profiles include verified contact information, biography, work history, affiliations and more.
Browse ZoomInfo's company directory. Our company profiles include corporate background information, detailed descriptions, and links to comprehensive employee profiles with verified contact information.