Rich Bartecki is the Executive Vice President for Marketing and College Relations at IES Abroad, where he directs global enrollment management, recruiting, advising, and marketing efforts.
Prior to joining IES Abroad, Rich served as Vice President of Marketing at the Chicago Botanic Garden, where he was responsible for advertising, public relations, online marketing, magazine and book publishing, and fundraising and development support. Rich also previously served at Ogilvy PR Worldwide as Senior Associate, Vice President, Senior Vice President, and Group Director, where he directed the Chicago office’s corporate practice and led the agency’s transportation, motorsports marketing groups, and new business initiatives. Prior to his tenure at Ogilvy, he served as Communications Manager at Duchossois Industries, Inc., a defense, transportation, consumer products, and entertainment company.
Rich has received more than two dozen local, regional, and national awards for marketing, advertising and public relations programming. Among the initiatives honored was a program for BP cited by PR Week magazine as one of the “Top 20 Public Relations Campaigns of All-Time”.