Rick Panning, MBA, MLS(ASCP)CM, has held laboratory leadership positions for over 35 years. Currently he is a part-time Senior Healthcare Consultant for Associated Regional and University Pathologists (ARUP). He retired from full-time employment as Senior Administrative Director of Laboratory Services for HealthPartners and Park Nicollet in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota (leadership for eight hospital laboratories, clinic laboratories for two large medical groups, and a central laboratory) in October 2020. Previously, he served as Vice President of Business Development at Fairview Health Services (supporting laboratory, imaging, pharmacy, and rehab services), and Vice President for Laboratory Services at Allina Hospitals and Clinics, an integrated health system with 10 hospitals and 70 clinic laboratories in Minnesota. For 12 years, he was President of Laboratories for Fairview Health Services in Minneapolis and also served as Chief Executive Officer of the American Red Cross blood services in the North Central region. Rick has been very active in the laboratory profession, especially within the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS), where he has served as a State President, Regional Director, and President of the National Society. Currently, Rick is a member of the ASCLS Government Affairs Committee, a member of the Judicial Committee, a member of the steering committee for the Emerging Laboratory Managers Conference, a member of the Constituent Society Task Force, and Past Chair of the Coordinating Council for the Clinical Laboratory Workforce (CCCLW). Rick received his BS in clinical laboratory science from Mankato State University and his MBA in healthcare administration from the University of St. Thomas.