President & Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Rick L. Luna began his career with NASCO in 2007, currently serves as President, CEO, and Managing Director for NASCO, and has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2008. Prior to assuming his current position, Rick had served as NASCO’s Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary. Since joining NASCO Rick has been instrumental in the merger and acquisition of multiple businesses, major contracts, and strategic partnerships. This has helped catapult NASCO’s national and international growth in Federal contracting, private construction, energy, and mining. He is responsible for the creation of NASCO’s energy program, and also serves as the President of NASCO Energy International (NEI), providing global EPC solutions and services. Prior to joining NASCO, Rick has had experience in private industry involved in venture capital, finance, and banking. In addition, Luna has been an entrepreneur in resort real estate, construction, and utilities. Rick is experienced in all aspects of market analysis, business acquisition, startup, operational management, diversification, and growth. Some of Luna’s additional strengths include due diligence, strategic partnering, legal and tactical matters, organizational planning, and corporate affairs. Rick graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) degree in finance, with a minor in economics from Western Oregon University.
Chief Financial Officer
Prior to working at NASCO, Gretchen worked as a Financial Advisor specializing in retirement and insurance planning as well as mutual fund investments. Gretchen graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Business Finance from the University of Idaho. As a Silver Valley Native she feels very blessed to have found her home with NASCO in 2009. Gretchen has been instrumental in the development of NASCO’s internal financial reporting system, streamlining reporting processes, ensuring data integrity, preparing and presenting timely financial information. As CFO she is responsible for managing the financial risks to the corporation, managing the corporate treasury, as well as the financial reporting, planning, and record-keeping for NASCO, our respective business partners, and executive management. Annually she works with NASCO’s external auditors to ensure NASCO reports their financials in compliance with Federal Contract Requirements as well as GAAP. She also works with the President and COO to develop, establish, and manage the annual budget. Gretchen is responsible for managing the Corporate Business Unit as well as our Field Office Administrative Team.
Business Development Manager
April has been developing proposals for the A/E/C industry since 2002 and is Foundation Level Certified with APMP (Association of Proposal Management Professionals). For the last nine years, her focus has been in the Federal construction market. April is responsible for identifying, qualifying, and tracking opportunities. She works with a variety of small business partners, Project Managers, and proposal staff to develop compelling, compliant, and competitive proposals to meet NASCO’s strategic growth goals. In NASCO’s role as a mentor, April and her team work closely with our small business partners to provide leadership, training, and instruction to develop proven capture management and proposal processes.
Travis began his career with NASCO in 2011 as a Human Resources (HR) Assistant and quickly moved into the HR Manager position. In this role he oversaw all HR matters and assisted with startup staffing at new program sites, budget development, estimating, and business development functions. In February of 2021, Travis moved into the role of Operations Manager and now oversees all NASCO operations throughout the United States. Travis ensures we have the proper operational controls and people in place to effectively grow our organization and optimize efficiency. He works closely with our site managers to maintain a high level of performance standards and promotes client confidence and satisfaction by developing strong client relationships. As part of the Executive Management Team, Travis works with NASCO team members to develop individual site and company budgets, make bid decisions, and identify and qualify potential partners. He has over 15 years of experience in a leadership role and 12 years of direct management experience. Travis is a native of the Silver Valley and feels very fortunate to have found his career here at NASCO. He is a 2007 graduate of the University of Idaho, with a Bachelor of Science in Management and Human Resources. Travis has continued his professional development training and has obtained Professional of Human Resources (PHR) and Society of Human Resources – Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) certifications.
DID YOU KNOW?
All of NASCO’s management and supervisory personnel are OSHA 30 certified and trained in CPR, First Aid, and AED.