MPTC Announces Commencement Ceremony Keynote Speaker

(Fond du Lac) Moraine Park Technical College has announced the keynote speaker for this year’s Commencement Ceremony. Rick Parks is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Society Insurance.

Parks grew up in New Washington, Indiana and earned an academic scholarship to attend Indiana State University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration, with Cum Laude recognition. He is a first-generation college grad, and his father was a first-generation high school graduate. Parks joined Society Insurance as Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer in 2005, was elected to Society’s Board of Directors in 2008, and assumed his current role in 2011. He is as a member of the Fond du Lac Noon Rotary Club, a chair for Governor Evers’ Property Casualty Insurance Advisory Council, a member of the Board of Directors of the American Property Casualty Insurers of America, and serves on the Workers Compensation Council for the National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies.

Moraine Park’s 2019 Commencement Ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 18 at 10am in the Fond du Lac High School field house. Nearly 800 graduate candidates will be receiving associate of applied science degrees and technical diplomas, with approximately 350 graduate candidates expected to participate in the Commencement Ceremony. Bonnie Baerwald, Moraine Park president, will preside over the ceremony.