Speaker Profile

Rick Palacio

Rick Palacio is a Democratic strategist and political consultant who draws on more than a decade of local and national experience to assist progressive causes, candidates and corporate clients throughout the country. He is the founding partner of the Majority Institute, a subscription-based polling and research firm, and PS Group, a political and corporate consulting firm.
Involved in dozens of high-level political campaigns, Rick also served as chair of the Colorado Democratic Party from 2011-2017. Rick is the first Latino in Colorado's history to hold the office of chair of a major political party, and when elected, was only the second in the nation. Another of Rick's notable successes is his role in directing and helping draft the 2010 repeal of the policy known as "Don't Ask, Don't Tell."

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