Rick Farrell is a Principal with Madison Associates, LLC. He advises and serves client needs in developing strategies to accomplish successful interactions with the Federal government. He directs and implements efforts to achieve legislative, regulatory and policy outcomes favorable to his clients’ interests.
Mr. Farrell has particular expertise and experience in the structuring and execution of organizational frameworks to advance public policy goals. For a current client he acts as manager of a national environmental infrastructure organization, directing both the policy and administrative agenda. He annually plans and implements two national conferences for the group. He has developed a number of successful Washington-based entities with public policy objectives; establishing the governance structure, directing the agenda-setting and implementing operational elements.
He was a Senior Vice President of Chambers Associates Inc, prior to its acquisition by Navigant Consulting where he served as Director. Mr. Farrell was Associate Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency during the Clinton Administration, heading the Office of Policy, Economics and Innovation, which is the principal policy and economics advisory group for the Agency. He previously served as Director of Management and Administration at the Department of Energy, heading a 600-person organization responsible for all management activities of the Department, including human resources, procurement, information management, and administrative services.
Prior to his Federal appointments, Mr. Farrell was a member of Governor Lawton Chiles’ Cabinet in Florida as Secretary of the Department of Business and Professional Regulation, the primary regulatory and consumer protection agency in the state. He served as Chief of Staff and Legislative Director for Senator Chiles for much of his tenure in the U. S. Senate.
Mr. Farrell worked in the private sector as Vice President of Syntex Corporation, a worldwide pharmaceutical and medical device company, directing the government affairs program. He holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from Florida State University and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa.