Ian Rice is a Benefits Consultant for Alera Group. He has been a founding partner of two employee benefits firms and a tech company that helped make fantasy sports a household phrase. Throughout his career, he has helped more than 100 small and medium sized businesses make data driven decisions while designing a benefits package that helps them achieve their strategic vision. He taught public speaking at San Jose State University, where he published research and received his master’s degree in Communication Studies. Despite being the newest member of the Board, Ian has had long standing relationships with Project Independence and has always been committed to the mission of promoting civil rights for people with developmental disabilities through services which expand independence and choice.