Trustee Estrada

Ricardo Estrada

Current Term


Appointed By Governor


Professional Experience

  • Chief executive officer, Metropolitan Family Services (2011-present)
  • First deputy commissioner, Department of Family and Support Services, City of Chicago
  • Executive director, Erie Neighborhood House

Professional/Civic Affiliations, Activities and Community Service

  • Former chair, Woods Fund of Chicago
  • Board member, Chicago Council on Global Affairs
  • Board member, A Better Chicago
  • Board member, Council on Accreditation
  • Fellow, German Marshall Fund of the United States
  • Fellow, Leadership Greater Chicago

Awards and Honors

  • "Who's Who in Chicago Business," Crain's Chicago Business 
  • American Marshall Memorial Fellow
  • John A. McDermott Award for Distinguished Social Leadership, City Club of Chicago
  • City Partner Award, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Damen Award, Loyola University of Chicago
  • Inaugural SSA Social Impact Alumni Award, University of Chicago
  • Distinguished Fellow, Leadership Greater Chicago
  • "Person of the Year," Corporate Responsibility Group of Chicago
  • NFL Hispanic Heritage Leadership Award, Chicago Bears 
  • Kellogg CEO Perspectives Fellowship
  • "40 Under 40," Crain's Chicago Business


  • MBA, University of Illinois at Chicago (1997)
  • MA, Social Service Policy and Administration, University of Chicago (1993)
  • BS, Psychology, Loyola University

Party Affiliation