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Rick Torres | President and Chief Executive Officer, National Student Clearinghouse

Rick Torres | President and Chief Executive Officer, National Student Clearinghouse

Current Position and Past Experience
Rick Torres is the Chief Executive Officer and President of the National Student Clearinghouse, a position he has held since January 2008.

Prior to joining the Clearinghouse, Torres spent his career in the private sector, both in the U.S. and abroad, spanning several industry sectors, including health care, financial services, and fast-moving consumer goods in leadership positions, including finance, sales, marketing, operations, technology, and executive management for PepsiCo, Philip Morris/Kraft Foods and Capital One.

Throughout his career, he has served on several boards, including the John Tyler Community College Foundation, National College Access Network, and the Cesar Chavez Public Charter Schools for Public Policy, and the American Association of Community Colleges, where he is currently on their Commission on Economic and Workforce Development. In addition, Torres was a founding member and sits on the Executive Committee of the Groningen Declaration Network Group, a multi-national group of leaders dedicated to developing a trusted international data exchange ecosystem.

Education, Honors and Achievements
Torres holds an M.B.A. in International Finance from Georgetown University and bachelor’s degrees in both Marketing and Management from Manhattan College.

In 2013, he was a recipient of the Washington Business Journal’s Minority Business Leader Award.

Personal Details and Community Involvement
My passions include modern music, sports as a lifelong Yankees supporter as well as the Georgetown Hoyas and Manhattan College Jaspers. I've been fortunate to travel extensively over the course of my lifetime. The positive effect of multi-national cultural awareness in helping to develop greater international understanding cannot be overstated. Also, I like to exercise to partially offset my pursuit of good food, and I am big supporter of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Washington D.C.

You can connect with Ricardo Torres via LinkedIn and on Twitter @Bdatawise.

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