Rick Scott joined Pride of Baltimore, Inc. as Executive Director in February 2013. He has held leadership roles within non-profit, academic, and start-up environments for twenty years and has received numerous awards for creativity and innovation. Mr. Scott's accomplishments span the areas of program development, communications, fundraising, operations, and strategic planning. Prior to joining Pride, he served for six years as chief operating officer for the Institute for Integrative Health in Baltimore, and for twelve years in management roles at the University of California, San Francisco. Mr. Scott's education background includes a B.A. degree in modern languages and linguistics from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and specialized training in aspects of organizational development such as coaching, mediation, conflict management, and mind-body skills. He serves on the maritime committee of the Maryland Historical Society and the board of the Greater Baltimore History Alliance. Mr. Scott is working closely with the board of directors, captains, and staff to shape the organization's strategic direction in the coming years and to forge a new path toward long-term sustainability.