Rick Kellar, M.B.A., President and CEO
Rick Kellar is the President and CEO of Peg’s Foundation, a position he has held since 2005. Born out of personal experience, Rick challenges the status quo to advance access to behavioral health care, student achievement, and appreciation for the creative arts. He believes Ohio can serve as a template for the nation, inspiring others to “Think Bigger!”
Prior to the foundation, he spent 28 years in the U.S. Army including service in the Infantry and Special Forces (Green Beret). His work included a variety of leadership positions at the Joint Special Operations Command and at the Pentagon as the Director of Resourcing for the United States Army Operations and Readiness Initiative, supervising an $8.6-billion annual program.
Rick holds a Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Engineering from the United States Military Academy, West Point and a Master of Business Administration from Syracuse University Summa Cum Laude.
Rick previously served 17 years as a member and president of the Tallmadge School Board. He currently serves on the LeBron James Family Foundation Community Advisory Board, is a member of the CEO Alliance for Mental Health, and is a founding board member of Mindful Philanthropy. Rick was awarded a Doctor of Science, honoris causa, from Northeast Ohio Medical University.