Rick Roberts (executive producer)

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Rick Roberts is a documentary producer and communications consultant. During his career in human services and non profit management he has received a White House "Point of Light" award and was named a "Chicagoan of the Year".[1]

In 1988 Roberts became the 6th Executive Director of the Chicago Christian Industrial League.[2] During his time there Roberts began bringing national attention to poverty and homelessness by aggressively showcasing the innovative programs offered at the League, many of which he created. Utilizing his skills in engendering private-public partnerships in problem solving Roberts made the League successful in developing and implementing solutions to homelessness and other problems related to poverty. His aggressive stance in solving homelessness and poverty resulted in recognition as a leader in this field.

In 1995 Rick created his own production company Horizons Communications Group. [1] Through this company Roberts has produced several Emmy nominated documentaries. The most acclaimed being the Gracie-Award Winning The Hunger Heroes. Horizons Communications Group is also responsible for producing several PSAs and videos for non-for profits. Clients include: Access to Care, America's Film Fund, America's Second Harvest, Brothers of the Poor of St. Francis, CEDA[clarification needed], Center for Religious Architecture, The Salvation Army, Chicago Public Schools, and Rotary International.[1]

In winter of 2008 Rick Roberts donated the profits from his play "The BenchMark"[2] to The Chicago Temple and Sacred Space International [3].


  1. ^ a b hcgrp.net
  2. ^ Richard Roberts Biography