Rick Shadyac has dedicated his life to making a difference in the lives of those who need it most through his work to further the mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. As a committed servant leader, he strives to instill corporate social responsibility within ALSAC, whose employees are actively encouraged to volunteer and have collectively logged 40,000 community service hours in the last three years. Rick is a sought-after speaker and thought leader on the topics of philanthropy, business and innovation, appearing in such outlets as USA Today, Fortune, Forbes, Fast Company, Stanford Social Innovation Review, to name a few.

Prior to being named President and CEO of ALSAC in 2009, Rick was a practicing attorney for 27 years. He worked as a managing partner at the Washington D.C./Northern Virginia law firm Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell, LLP where he led the firm’s Virginia offices located in Falls Church.

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Rick has been an active member of the Memphis community for more than a decade. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Memphis Tomorrow, an association for the leaders of the city’s largest employers, and for the Memphis Medical District Collaborative. He has helped to lead rebranding efforts for the City of Memphis to draw businesses, professionals and tourists to the city as well as enhance the perception of hometown residents.

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