The University of Utah
College of Architecture + Planning
Introducing Launch Bites


Our newest program at the College of Architecture + Planning is designed to give you a taste for fresh career perspectives and opportunities. Join us for Launch Bites for a bite of lunch and fuel your professional career.

Introducing Rick Carter, Vice President, Federal Government Relations

A native of Salt Lake City, Utah and a current resident of Arlington, Virginia, Rick Carter graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Utah’s College of Social and Behavioral Science in Geography/Urban Planning and a Master’s Degree in City and Regional Planning from The Ohio State University. He also affiliated with and was president of the Delta Sigma chapter of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity.

Most recently, Carter served as vice president of Federal Government Relations and ran the Washington, DC office for National Grid, an international energy company based in London, UK. The Washington office serves as the company’s primary contact and representative with Congress, the Administration, Federal agencies and various energy and environmental organizations. It also provides governmental, political and strategic planning expertise to National Grid’s various lines of business including gas and electric transmission and distribution, electric generation, strategic planning and environmental services. Prior to joining National Grid, Carter served in a similar capacity and was the Director of Federal Government Relations and Chief Lobbyist for PG&E Corporation’s Washington office, one of the largest energy utilities in the United States based in San Francisco.

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