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Dr. Ricardo Ric Estrada

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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
163 Total References
Web References
Metropolitan Family Services : Leadership, 14 Aug 2014 [cached]
Ricardo Estrada President & CEO
About Us | Back Office Cooperative, 19 May 2014 [cached]
Ric Estrada, President, Metropolitan Family Services (Vice Chair)
Board of Directors, 1 Sept 2012 [cached]
Ric Estrada, President, Metropolitan Family Services
Leadership Greater Chicago Board of Directors — Leadership Greater Chicago, 5 June 2014 [cached]
RICARDO ESTRADA President and Chief Executive Officer, Metropolitan Family Services
Distinguished Fellow Award — Leadership Greater Chicago, 5 June 2014 [cached]
Ricardo (Ric) Estrada
Ricardo Estrada, 2001
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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