Rick King

Chair

Metropolitan Airports Commission

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2022 Builders: Since retiring from Thomson Reuters in February after more than 20 years with the data and media company, Rick King is sharing his expertise as a board director of key organizations including Huntington Bank, American Public Media, and the Minneapolis-based Metropolitan Airports Commission, which he’s chaired since 2019. His deep knowledge of technology and analytics is especially helpful as the MSP airport leverages AI, robots, and more to engage with travelers and elevate their experience, from reserving airport parking spots in advance to ordering meals delivered at the gates.

2020: Throughout his nearly two decades at Thomson Reuters, Rick King has held a number of leadership roles, including chief technology officer, chief information officer, and chief operating officer. But King also puts his leadership skills to use beyond the office: He’s a board member of the Minnesota Business Partnership, a director with TCF Financial Corp., and vice chair of Greater MSP. Since 2011, he’s been a member of the Metropolitan Airports Commission. In June, King stepped up his commitment, taking on the role of chair during Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport’s $1.6 billion overhaul.