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Embry-Riddle Names Rick Larsen Associate Vice President of Marketing, Corporate and Alumni Relations
Daytona Beach, FL, and Prescott, AZ, June 19, 2012
Embry-Riddle is pleased to announce the selection of Rick D. Larsen as the university’s Associate Vice President of Marketing, Corporate and Alumni Relations in the university’s Institutional Advancement division.
At Embry-Riddle, Larsen will develop strategies to broaden the involvement of the private sector with the university, maximizing mutual value through philanthropic support, collaborative research, student internships and recruitment. As a key element of that role, he will promote partnership opportunities in the Embry-Riddle Aerospace Research and Technology Park.
“Having spent 30 years in the aviation industry and being an Embry-Riddle alumnus provides a great foundation from which to develop mutually beneficial relationships with the aviation industry,” Larsen said. “Now that I’ve come full circle back to Embry-Riddle, I’m eager to apply my experience to my new role on the Institutional Advancement team.”
Most recently Larsen was the Vice President of Marketing and Communications for the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA), a global nonprofit organization dedicated to growing participation in aviation, tallying 170,000 members and more than 950 chapters. Before joining EAA, Larsen was the Vice President of Marketing for ATA Airlines and Director of Market Planning for Midway Airlines. He also held positions at Ozark Air Lines and AAR Corporation after beginning his career in engineering at Douglas Aircraft Company.
Besides his two degrees from Embry-Riddle -- an MBA in Aviation and a B.S. in Aeronautical Studies -- Larsen has served on the Alumni Advisory Council and the President’s Advisory Board. He is also an active sport pilot and vintage aircraft owner.
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