Roy A. Hamrick, Retired Founder of Hamrick Investment Counsel, was born in San Francisco in 1951 and graduated with honors from the University of California at Santa Cruz in 1973. He formerly worked in the brokerage department of Rainier National Bank and as investment specialist on the Securities and Company Information Desk of the Seattle Public Library. In 1988 he was awarded the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. He is a member of the CFA Institute and past president of the CFA Society of Seattle. He has served in a number of volunteer positions for nonprofit organizations, including as a member of the investment committee of Temple De Hirsch Sinai and as chair of the investment committee of the Pride Foundation. He currently serves as Treasurer of Congregation Tikvah Chadashah and is a member of the Investment Committee of the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle. In 2007, the Greater Seattle Business Association (GSBA) presented Roy with its prestigious “Business Man of the Year” award.