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Roger Ball

President and CEO, Rick Engineering Co.

Roger Ball is president and CEO of Rick Engineering and is responsible for overseeing the firm’s operations, providing multidisciplined planning, design, engineering and surveying services from seven offices, including locations in Arizona, San Luis Obispo, Sacramento and San Diego. Ball joined Rick Engineering in 1974 as a draftsman and became president and CEO in 2006. Ball is active in professional groups, including the American Society of Civil Engineers, and in civic groups, including the California Taxpayers Association and the San Diego Interfaith Housing Foundation. In October 2017, Rick Engineering employees, family and friends came together to raised $8,000 at the American Heart Association’s Annual Heart Walk.

ALMA MATER: San Diego State University.

AFTER HOURS: He enjoys owning and restoring antique and classic cars.