Mr. Rick Myers was named to the board after serving as Chief Operating Officer of C-Path, a position he held from January 2009 through March 2012. Rick was appointed to the Arizona Board of Regents (ABOR) in 2010, and currently serves as treasurer of the Board, chair of the Legislative Affairs Committee, and is a member of the Regents’ Executive Committee and the Health Affairs Committee. He recently completed two years as the ABOR Chair. Prior to C-Path, Mr. Myers retired from IBM Corporation after 25 years of service where he served as Vice President of Development for Storage Systems and was a member of the Chairman’s Senior Management Group. An engineer by training, Mr. Myers led a research and development facility with 1,600 scientists creating innovations in mass data storage and retrieval technologies.
Mr. Myers is very active in the state and local communities as a member of several other boards, including Science Foundation Arizona, Tucson Airport Authority, Women’s Foundation of Southern Arizona, the National Advisory Board for The University of Arizona Science Center, and the Arizona State Commerce Global Network Board. He is the immediate past Chair of the Southern Arizona Leadership Council, an association of local CEOs focused on improving Tucson and Southern Arizona. Mr. Myers is recognized for his leadership and team-building skills, as well as his expertise in creating and managing organizational systems. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Alabama.