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