Ray Rico has professionally worked in marketing, advertising, and publishing since 1997. Prior to his corporate career he professionally freelanced and later opened his own marketing firm. Rico, worked for over fifteen years in print-publications. He is a marketing expert and a valued advisor for the LGBT+ and Latinx communities.
Rico has owned and operated Ray Rico Freelance in Memphis, TN since 2007, growing the company into a regional multicultural marketing agency. Rico also serves as the active Publisher for the Focus Magazine brand, serving the Mid-South and Middle Tennessee LGBT+ and allies communities.
Rico is a U of M alumni. Go Tigers! Other organizations, coursework, and business development he has participated in are Leadership Memphis, Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses, NGLCC XLR8 Program, ICIC, ICCC. He serves on the board for AAF Memphis, Planned Parenthood, Cooper-Young Business Association, and the Focus Center Foundation.