18th GLATA President
Rick Shaw earned a bachelor’s degree from Indiana State University and a master’s degree from the United States Sports Academy. Rick began his athletic training career as an assistant athletic trainer at Indiana State University in 1975. From there, he spent several years working with the Pittsburgh Pirates and San Diego Padres pro baseball teams. Rick moved back to Indiana in 1987 to work at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology as the Director of Health Services. In 1992, he began a three year stint of working as Director of Sports Medicine and Clinical Operations at Terre Haute Regional Hospital. His administrative career continued when he became the Administrative Assistant / Ethics and Compliance Officer at Women’s Hospital in Indianapolis. He has served as medical chairman for the Hoosier State Games, White River State Park Games along with serving at the Pan American Games in Indianapolis and the 1996 Paralympic Games in Atlanta. In 2004, Rick began working as an insurance agent for American Family Insurance. He has spent his entire adult years leading the athletic training profession by serving in numerous positions at the state, district and national levels including IATA President (1995 - 1998) and GLATA President (2002 - 2004). As IATA President, Rick will long be remembered for his work in state legislation by the passing of HB 1221 (1998) which granted licensure to Indiana athletic trainers. Later serving as Government Affairs Chair, Rick’s work was instrumental in the passing of HEA 1467 (2011) which will create opportunities for Licensed Athletic Trainers to receive reimbursement from accident and sickness insurers and health maintenance organizations.