Rick S. Gregory is the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Institute for Intergovernmental Research (IIR). In this role, Mr. Gregory is responsible for the overall policy and financial operation and stability of the company. He is integrally involved in the resolution of short- and long-term management and policy matters, as well as ensuring the timely and efficient achievement of IIR goals and commitments, and the long-term strategic direction of IIR.
Mr. Gregory served as an IIR executive vice president and the Chief Operating Officer from February 2019 to October 2020, leading and supporting the Criminal Justice Initiatives, Learning and Development, National Policy Engagement and Information Sharing, Regional Information Sharing Systems (RISS), and Youth and Community Justice Programs sections within IIR, including the Office of Applied Research and the Office of Law Enforcement Advisement and Outreach, enabling him to develop and guide new projects for IIR and remain focused on national issues and broad trends within the law enforcement community.
Mr. Gregory served as IIR's President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) from March 2016 to February 2018. He was integrally involved in establishing and leading strategic direction, management, and policy issues as well as project design and program oversight. Throughout his many years of service, Mr. Gregory has been an executive leader in government operations, homeland security, and emergency preparedness and has extensive experience in organizational change
Prior to joining IIR, Mr. Gregory served as the Chief of Police of the Provo, Utah, Police Department, where he provided leadership to 159 employees in a community of more than 123,000 citizens. In addition, Mr. Gregory held the positions of Chief of Police, Public Safety Director, and Chief Administrative Officer (County Administrator) for New Castle County, Delaware.
For more than 20 years, Mr. Gregory served with the Florida Highway Patrol, where he held key positions in field operations, training, and executive leadership, including assistant chief of training, troop commander, and bureau chief, and was appointed to deputy director in 2002.
Mr. Gregory holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Barry University. He is a graduate of the 219th Session of the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy, the Florida Criminal Justice Institute’s Chief Executive Seminar and the Senior Leadership Program, and numerous other executive-level leadership/operational training programs.