26 years ago, Rick joined the Rockwall Area Chamber of Commerce and immediately joined the Ambassadors.
Rick had been transferred to Dallas from Erie, PA. and chose Rockwall as his hometown. Rick had worked for a Hammermill Paper and International Paper and as a consultant, traveled the U.S. working with many of their large divisions. At the beginning of 1992, Rick chose to leave the corporate world to avoid another corporate move to Memphis. Rockwall is where their family wanted to stay. Rick has had more than 45 years of business consulting experience in addition to being third generation in a family owned business in Erie.
In forming their own business, Filip Insurance Services, LLC, Rick and his wife Leann are independent insurance brokers. They specialize in health insurance for small groups and individuals. Rick & Leann only work for their clients and not any individual company. They represent many companies for life, dental, vision, long term care, Medicare Supplements and other benefits.
Over the 26 years with the Chamber, Rick has been an Ambassador, served on the Board of Directors for multiple terms, and been active on many different committees. Over the years, Rick has received a number of Chamber awards. The most recent was the 25 year Milestone Award and also the Lifetime Achievement Award. Rick has also been involved in a number of other organizations around Rockwall and on the Board of Directors of other Rockwall organizations.
Rick has said “I don’t know of a better way to build my business other than how I have done it through involvement with the Rockwall Area Chamber of Commerce. It is true, “you get out of it, what you put into it”.”
Rick graduated with a BS in Business Management and Marketing from Valparaiso University. He received his MBA from Case Western Reserve University. He also has his CLU (Chartered Life Underwriter) designation.
Rick and his wife Leann, have two grown children, four grandchildren and three grand dogs. Rick enjoys golf. They both enjoy boating on their boat in Lake Erie at the Erie Yacht Club during the summer months.