Rick Kellar, M.B.A., President
Rick Kellar is the President of Peg’s Foundation, a position he has held since 2005. Born out of personal experience, Rick challenges the status to advance access to behavioral health care, student achievement, and appreciation for the creative arts. He believes Akron and Ohio 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 is President of the Tallmadge School Board and has served as a member since 2005. He serves on the LeBron Community Advisory Board, the Summit County Addiction Leadership Council, the Kennedy Forum National Parity Leadership Workgroup, a national Mental Health Leadership Coalition, and as an advisor to the Center for High Impact Philanthropy at the University of Pennsylvania. In 2020, Rick was awarded a Doctor of Science, honoris causa, from Northeast Ohio Medical University.