Ricky Marks obtained a Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science degree from the University of Toledo. Ricky however found his calling working with Bristol Myers Squibb as a sales representative and District Manager. Ricky worked in the pharmaceutical industry for 36 years. His career in the pharmaceutical industry allowed him to develop a stronger understanding of drug based therapeutic intervention and how to convey key features and benefits to physicians utilizing pharmaceutical products to extend and enhance human life. Ricky lives in Matteson, IL with his wife Cynthia. Ricky was diagnosed with Inclusive Body Myositis in 2016 and looks forward to helping The Myositis Association reach its mission. They have two adult children, Christopher and Kameron and are looking to relocate to Georgia within the next year to be closer to them.