BUSINESS LEADER

Richard currently serves as a trustee of multiple family trusts and manages businesses and investment portfolios owned by the trusts.  He serves on the Dean’s Council for the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University.  He has been Managing Partner of MBR Land I and MBR Land II (real estate investment partnerships).  He was an elected director of the Mesa Chamber of Commerce.   

 

Richard graduated as the top-ranked student from his College of Business, majoring in Management. Richard's newest project, Activate Human Capital, focuses on People-Focused Principles of Management that engage employees and elevate them to a level of self-initiative that will improve efficiency, productivity and profitability.

Community Service & Involvement 

Arizona Academy (Town Hall)
     Board of Directors

     Executive Committee

     Nominating Committee

 

East Valley Partnership
     President, 1991-1992;

     Director 1984-1996, 2005-2007

     

Mesa Chamber of Commerce
    Board of Directors 

 

Rotary Club - Mesa Baseline

Rotary Club - Phoenix 100
     Named a Paul Harris Fellow

 

Valley Leadership, Class I

 

Arizona Strategic Plan for Economic Development
     Agribusiness Cluster Committee

Presentations & Publications

Use a People-Centered Approach, a commencement address delivered at Northern Arizona University,

May 2015

 

​Closing the Agricultural Productivity Gap, delivered at the annual meeting of the Arizona Agribusiness and Water Council,

May 2015

 

Lessons Learned:  Changing Paradigms in Leadership, delivered at the University of Arizona and at the Verde Valley Leadership Institute, 

April 2012

 

Feeding the World, delivered at the annual meeting of the Agribusiness Council of Arizona,

May 2012

 

Presentation: Convocation Address. Morrison School of Management and Agribusiness,

Spring 2009

 

Ethical Behavior and Public Virtue. A presentation given at the Arizona Science Center in the series on The Science of Consensus, ASU College of Law,  Project Civil Discourse,

October 2008