Terry Rich

“Are you ready for a current, innovative and successful CEO to ignite and entertain your next conference? It’s time to book an international speaker and author with energy beyond belief.”

Terry Rich is the retired President and CEO of the Iowa Lottery. During his tenure, he increased sales by over one billion dollars. He also served as President of the North American Lottery Association, which is responsible for helping states raise over 80 billion dollars for good causes and served on the board of Powerball as its audit chair. Under his leadership, the Iowa Lottery cracked the nation’s largest lottery fraud and for those efforts, he received the prestigious international Gambling Compliance Outstanding Achievement Award.

Prior to the lottery, he was CEO of the Blank Park Zoo; President and CEO of Rich Heritage Inc., a national marketing and television production company which produced shows for HBO, ESPN and Comcast, among others; and Vice President of Marketing for Heritage Communications Inc.

As an entrepreneur, Terry developed Rich Heritage Inc., along with four other companies including radio station KBBM, US Digital Video, Newsletter Ease, and the World Championship Socker League, LLC.

Numerous national media appearances include ABC, NBC, HBO, CBS, 20/20, CNN, CNBC, USA Today and The New York Times; a movie host on Starz!; and as a panel guest on the “Tonight Show.”

Terry has won numerous entrepreneurial and leadership awards in television production and marketing, has a Bachelor of Science in Speech from Iowa State University, is a Bankers Trust Community Board Member, Governor Emeritus at ISU, a member of the legacy Cable TV “Pioneers”, and Director Emeritus of the Blank Park Zoo.

 

PROGRAM INFORMATION

THE $80 BILLION GAMBLE- A LOTTERY TICKET, HOT DOG AND BIGFOOT FOILED THE LOTTERY FRAUD

Format: ​45-60 minute keynote

This program is perfect for:

  • ​IT security, compliance, finance and CPA educational conferences.  Your general conference keynote.
  • A “wake up” keynote needed when other sessions are boring
  • Small or big businesses who could use a wake up call about internal fraud.

The audience will leave with:

  • A sense of pride for overseeing compliance and internal fraud
  • ​Little-known details about a well-known US lottery case.
  • Understanding of why it’s important to “Do the Right Thing”.

“The $80 Billion Gamble”
How a lottery ticket, a hot dog and Bigfoot foiled the largest lottery fraud in US history.

Your day’s going great… and then you get the unexpected call that a fraud may have occurred under your watch. Your decision and direction could affect jobs, your business and personal friendships. As most companies focus on external hacking and fraud, Terry Rich will discuss an internal vendor  fraud case to explore how established checks and balances, and a little luck, helped crack the largest lottery fraud in US history.

“An entertaining presentation which drives home a solid ethics and integrity message.”  Paul Jennings, Financial Decisions Group

“Terry Rich is an award-winning marketer, not an internal auditor.  He can present a story that all employees can understand.”  Steve Small, CPA

Financial Management Risk Management entertainment-based educational / informative
 

CREATING AN INNOVATIVE ENVIRONMENT

Format: ​45-60 minute entertaining and inspirational keynote

This program is perfect for:

  • ​Companies looking for cultural change and new ideas
  • Entertaining keynote for annual conferences
  • Leadership looking to motivate employees to bring ideas for growth and success.

The audience will leave with:

  • ​Ways to communicate ideas to management without recourse.
  • COT-  Three magic letters to unlock their ideas
  • A positive feeling about the company/organization with a desire to contribute to the success.

“Dare to Dream, Dare to Act”Inspired by the CEO who has had fame and fortune through creating an environment where every participant gets to be awesome, Terry Rich will show your audience how big or small, there’s always a way to improve a product.

With his journey from” Farm Boy to CEO”, Terry Rich connects with his audience as he discusses the formula for creating new ideas and then acting upon them. He seamlessly weaves his stories of business and fame and provides practical applications for success any audience will appreciate.
Terry will describe the critical path to:
—-Daring to Dream
—-Daring to Act
Fame, fortune, failure, success.
Be inspired, Be entertained. Believe. But be ready to experience awesome.
Terry Rich…. heck even his name says success.

 

DARE TO DREAM, DARE TO ACT

Format: ​45 minute keynote based on the book “Dare to Dream, Dare to Act”.

 This program is perfect for:

  • ​Organizations looking for a quick 100 new ideas.
  • Conferences looking for a major take away on how to brainstorm effectively.

The audience will leave with:

  • ​An easy and concise two step method of monitizing new ideas.
  • Success stories to demonstrate how COT works.

“Dare to Dream, Dare to Act”
Inspired by the CEO who has had fame and fortune through creating an environment where every participant gets to be awesome, Terry Rich will show your audience how big or small, there’s always a way to improve a product.

With his journey from” Farm Boy to CEO”, Terry Rich connects with his audience as he discusses the formula for creating new ideas and then acting upon them. He seamlessly weaves his stories of business and fame and provides practical applications for success any audience will appreciate.
Terry will describe the  two step path to:
—-Daring to Dream
—-Daring to Act
Fame, fortune, failure, success.
Be inspired, Be entertained. Believe. But be ready to experience awesome.
Terry Rich…. heck even his name says success.

A short example of Terry Rich’s keynote:

 

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