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Ricardo (Ric) Estrada


President and CEO

Metropolitan Family Services

Ric Estrada is CEO of Metropolitan Family Services, one of Illinois’ largest human services agencies. Since joining Metropolitan in 2011, he has helped the agency more than double in revenue and families served. 

Estrada has three decades of human services leadership experience. Prior to joining Metropolitan, he served as first deputy commissioner of Chicago’s Department of Family and Support Services. He previously served as executive director of Erie Neighborhood House in Chicago.

He serves on the board of trustees of the University of Illinois as well as on the board of directors of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.