Prior to being elected mayor, Rick had a long and successful career in financial services. He began in 1979 and, prior to establishing Goldring Financial Leadership Inc., was a Senior Financial Advisor at Assante Financial Management Ltd. Rick is qualified as a Certified Financial Planner (CFP) and a Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU). He was elected President of the Hamilton Chapter of Advocis – The Financial Advisors Association of Canada.
In the community, he has served as a board member at the Ron Edwards Family YMCA, the Burlington Chamber of Commerce and the Rotary Club of Burlington Lakeshore. Rick is a Rotary “Paul Harris Fellow” and recipient of both a Canada 125 medal and a Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal for service provided to Rotary and the community.
Rick has also served on the Boards of the Burlington Economic Development Corporation, Burlington Hydro, Burlington Performing Arts Centre, Tourism Burlington, Halton Community Housing Corporation, Association of Municipalities of Ontario and continues to serve on the Board of the Municipal Employers Pension Centre of Ontario