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Rick Christmas


Rick has been a resident of Orcas Island dating back to 1998. He is an active member of the 2017 Vision for Eastsound process. He has served as Chief Information Officer and member of senior management at True Blue, which is a leading international provider of specialized workforce solutions. He was accountable for all activities related to the development and implementation of business applications; managing the relationships between the Information Management department and external and internal customers. Managed the relationship and service levels from technology vendors and outsourcing partners to customers. Spearheaded re-engineering and best practices for all aspects of branch and corporate operations. Developed an analysis of new potential markets and provided recommendations on viability and profitability.

Previously, Rick was a founding member and CIO of Gentiva Health Services, the largest provider of home health care and related services in the United States. Rick brought more than twenty-seven years of executive experience leading business and technology re-engineering efforts for a variety of clients and vendors. He was responsible for directing all information management activities. As a key member of the senior management team, he directed the company’s efforts to integrate business systems, enable productivity tools as well as promote electronic commerce for internal and external uses. Rick’s leadership and his experience in deploying new business systems were invaluable as the Gentiva organization transitioned into a stand-alone public company. With his extensive background in technology and systems, as well as more than 30 years of experience in Operations and Marketing, Rick has been a valuable contributor to the many companies as they continue to invest in information technology to advance their efforts to further improve efficiencies in their core processes, and provide technology support to other key strategic initiatives.

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