Former executive of Thomson Reuters

Rick King

Rick King is a former executive of Thomson Reuters, a leading provider of business information services. From 2000 until his retirement in 2021, King held numerous executive-level roles at the company including CIO, CTO, COO, and Managing Director.  Prior to Thomson Reuters, King held executive-level positions at Ceridian Employer Services, Jostens Learning and WICAT Systems Inc. He began his career as a teacher and coach in Vermont.

King serves on the board of directors for Huntington Bancshares, Incorporated. He was named by Minnesota Governor Tim Walz to chair the Blue Ribbon Council on IT in 2019 and he currently chairs the Technology Advisory Council. The Governor also reappointed him to chair the Metropolitan Airports Commission, where he has served since 2011 having been appointed twice by former Governor Mark Dayton. In 2009, he was named by former Governor Tim Pawlenty to chair Minnesota’s Ultra High-Speed Broadband Task Force.

King earned bachelor and master’s degrees from the University of Vermont as well as a Certificate in Cybersecurity Oversight from the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University.