President & CEO, Regional Growth Capital, Inc.
Rick Palank served as Senior Vice President of Business Finance, St. Louis Economic Development Partnership, from 1981 to 2016, responsible for all of the loan and bond programs in St. Louis County and St. Louis City. During his 35 years at the Partnership, he created numerous innovative loan and bond programs.
In 2017, Rick became President & CEO of Regional Growth Capital, a for-profit company owned by 34 banks and the three largest economic development agencies in the region.
Rick has an undergraduate degree and MBA from St. Louis University.
He is past Chairman and Hall of Fame member of the National Association of Development Companies. He is also past Chairman and Lifetime Achievement Award recipient of the national Council of Development Finance Agencies.
Rick is also past Chairman and current Director Emeritus of the St. Louis Regional ALS Association.