Biography, Nick Farmer, President
Nick is a graduate of the University of Maryland, holding Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Electrical Engineering. Nick spent most of his working career in the information industry. He worked for Chemical Abstracts Service in Columbus, OH for 24 years, holding a number of different positions from Software Engineer to Chief Information Officer. He also was the Chief Information Officer for Lexis-Nexis in Dayton, OH and for Elsevier Science in Amsterdam, The Netherlands and Oxford, England. At the end of his career he was an independent consultant, holding interim positions as Chief Information Officer for several companies, including Harcourt Education in Orlando, FL and Harcourt Assessment in San Antonio, TX. He is now retired.
Nick is a new member of the Pedal with Pete team. “I wanted to get involved with the Pedal with Pete Foundation because of the dedicated volunteers who make the great work of the Foundation possible. I was impressed by the diversity of their backgrounds and the sustained results of their many years of hard work that have contributed so much to cerebral palsy research.”
In addition to serving as the President of the Pedal with Pete Foundation, Nick is a member of the Pastoral Council at Saint Joseph Cathedral, where he provides support for technology related issues, including the parish web site. He is also involved with Linden life Fellowship and Reaching the Nations International, organizations focused on improving life for the residents of the Linden and Milo Grogan communities in Columbus. “I am very fortunate, in many ways. I want to use the technical and management skills I developed over my working career to improve the lives of those who need assistance in realizing their full potential in today’s complex and rapidly changing society.”
Nick and his wife Susan have a daughter who lives in Chicago, IL and a son and four grandchildren who live in San Antonio, TX.