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Rick Reese

CEO Owner
BLR Travel Services

Retired Military Officer, IT Professional, Marketplace Minister, & Successful Social Entrepreneur. Brenda is a successful entrepreneur and motivational speaker. Rick has been active in the Colorado Springs community since 2001. He is a 2003 graduate of Leadership Pikes Peak and an appointed community trustee. Rick is the former Chairman of the CS Black Leadership Forum, Inc. Founded the University of Massachusetts (Lowell Chapter) of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE). Rick Led the Colorado Springsā€™s Disaster Support Center in support of 1,500 Hurricane Katrina survivors arriving in the city in 2005. Rick has organized and served on several national and local nonprofit boards and commissions. He is a retired Air Force Officer and worked as a software development project manager. Rick and Brenda are a power couple, social entrepreneurs, and have been self-employed since 2005. They have two children, Brittany and Cameron...both D49 graduates. Brittany is a UCCS graduate and works in the insurance industry and Cameron graduated from CSU and currently serves as officer in the US Air Force.