Principal And Executive Director
Richard’s Executive Director experience includes leading the staff of several membership organizations, including; The United Trustees Association; The Association for Corporate Growth, Orange County; The Alliance Business Centers Network; and the Association of Real Estate Owned Managers.
Richard has served as spokesman for industries to national media and to industry trade magazines; has testified before Congress; and been interviewed on National Public Radio and quoted in The New York Times, Washington Post and Wall Street Journal.
Richard began his career in association management as the Director of Government Relations & Communications for the Natural Products Association. He has worked in the corporate marketing department for IHOP Corp., as a liaison between the franchisees and the franchisor. Prior to that, his experiences on Capitol Hill included work as a Legislative Director to a Member of Congress and as a lobbyist for a firm specializing in health care appropriations for non-profit associations, including the International Association of American Physicians, and the Association of Minority Health Professions Schools. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
When the Los Angeles Clippers’ season is over, Richard can be found on Pickleball courts throughout Orange County.