Rick Gregory is the President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Institute for Intergovernmental Research (IIR) and serves on the Board of Trustees. He is integrally involved in establishing and leading strategic direction, management, and policy issues as well as project design and program oversight. Prior to his appointment as President and CEO, Mr. Gregory led IIR’s information sharing projects, training, and related technical assistance programs.
Through his many years of service, Mr. Gregory has been an executive leader in government operations, homeland security, emergency preparedness, and organizational change. He has successfully led the turnaround of two police agencies, applying both best practices and nationally recognized standards. Mr. Gregory has over 30 years of experience in criminal justice and government executive leadership positions. He served as Chief of Police in Provo, Utah, and New Castle, Delaware. He served with the Florida Highway Patrol for over 20 years, holding various key positions—lastly as Deputy Director (Lieutenant Colonel).
Mr. Gregory holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Barry University. He is a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy, 219th Session; the Florida Criminal Justice Institute’s Chief Executive Seminar and the Senior Leadership Program; and numerous other executive-level leadership/operational training programs.