Rick Otis

Rick has successfully managed complex public policy issues for over 30 years.  He is a nationally recognized expert in the federal rulemaking process and has the demonstrated ability to use analytic skills, negotiate under pressure, build consensus, and create strategies needed to prevail in difficult, often politically contentious circumstances.

Rick recently helped create the Reduce Risks of Invasive Species Coalition, a non-profit dedicated to promoting non-regulatory solutions to the economic, environmental, and public health risks posed by invasive species.  In addition, Rick has been developing an academic research exchange program between the U.S. and China under the auspices of the Environmental and Energy Management Program at George Washington University.  He was also recently an early investor, Board Member, and CFO of a software startup in the text analytics space.