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Rick Mangini

MBA Research
Executive Vice President
Columbus, Ohio Area
Rick Mangini, Executive Vice President of MBA Research, provides support for the CEO/President and staff and also manages operations. He works with MBA High School, a national system of accreditation for exemplary secondary business administration programs in the areas of management, marketing, finance, and entrepreneurship. He also works with digital badging initiative and business engagement including the Business Coalition for Education.

Rick earned both his Bachelor’s degree in Marketing Education and Master’s degree in Vocational Education from The Ohio State University. His career spanned 36 plus years in education beginning as a Marketing Education teacher. He spent the last 25 years of his career with the Ohio Department of Education where he served as a consultant for Marketing Education before moving into the position of Assistant Director for Business, Marketing and Information Technology. He finished his career as Associate State Director. Rick also served as State Advisor for DECA and Business Professionals of America. He served on the Board of Directors for MBA Research, DECA and BPA. He is an Honorary Life Member of DECA and was inducted into the National Hall of Fame for BPA. He also received a Lifetime Achievement Award from Ohio Association of Career Technical Education. Rick retired from the Ohio Department of Education in June, 2011.