PRESS RELEASE: Parade Deck Announces new CEO

PRESS RELEASE: Parade Deck Announces new CEO

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WASHINGTON, DC, August 1, 2023 - Parade Deck proudly announces Riccoh Player as their newly appointed Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately.

In his capacity as CEO, Riccoh is slated to drive brand marketing campaigns, orchestrate strategic collaborations to bolster the brand's internal and external presence, and steer the company's content and social media strategies toward a unified goal.

With a robust 32-year service history in the Marines, Riccoh embarked on his military journey as an enlisted infantry Marine at Marine Barracks 8th & I, eventually ascending to the role of an infantry officer. After a distinguished stint at Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, Riccoh transitioned into Public Affairs, a path that saw him serve as a National Fellow with the Chicago Tribune, a Congressional Fellow on Capitol Hill, the Press Secretary for the Marine Corps, and Public Affairs Officer for the Secretary of Defense.

His illustrious military career, adorned with decorated combat veteran status, includes service in operations such as Desert Shield, Desert Storm, Shining Hope, Iraqi Freedom, and Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.

During his active duty, Riccoh's prowess as an Executive Producer won him an Emmy Award for the 2019 Marine Corps Birthday message, which can be viewed here:

Parade Deck Announces new CEO

Riccoh will maintain his role as the Armed Forces Technical Advisor, alongside his mentor, Spencer Proffer, the esteemed music and media producer, and CEO of Meteor 17.

Riccoh and Spencer formed their professional alliance i

n 2005 during the Executive Producer Quincy Jones-hosted concert at Camp Pendleton, CA, which drew in an audience of 44,000:

Most recently, Riccoh contributed his expertise to Meteor 17 in the creation of the MTV Award-nominated documentary, 'The Day The Music Died', ( and 'Reinventing Elvis, The '68 Comeback Special':

The accomplished veteran is also the author of "Off The Record: One Public Affairs Officer's Ground Rules", published in 2021. Riccoh's educational background includes degrees from Ithaca College, Webster University, and The Army War College.

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