Rick Dahl Joins QDMA Board of Directors

Rick Dahl 1QDMA is pleased to announce that Rick Dahl of Missouri has joined the QDMA National Board of Directors. Dahl, a 30-year veteran of the investment management industry, served as Chief Investment Officer of the $8 billion Missouri State Employees’ Retirement System from 1995 until his retirement this year. Dahl is a Life Member of QDMA.

“I’m at a stage in my life where giving back to organizations like QDMA that have been instrumental in pursuing conservation efforts across our country is important to me,” said Dahl. “My passion for conservation and improving habitat for whitetails has brought me much joy in my lifetime, and I have learned many of these practices from QDMA.”

Dahl has implemented many of QDMA’s recommended practices on his 200-acre farm in Missouri, including extensive deer habitat improvements, herd management aimed at increasing numbers of adult bucks in the population, and much more. He has witnessed great improvements in the quality of deer hunting as a result. His experiences in the financial industry and his service on a number of non-profit foundation committees and boards will contribute critical expertise to QDMA.

“I hope that I can bring innovative ideas and financial management expertise to the QDMA Board of Directors,” said Dahl. “As a passionate deer hunter and habitat manager, I look forward to helping QDMA pursue its mission.”

Dahl has been on CIO Magazine’s list of the 100 most influential CIO’s in the world. In 2015, Dahl was awarded CIO magazine’s Lifetime Achievement Award. He graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a B.S. in Business Administration. He and his wife Maria have two children ages 22 and 17.