Richard became a CPA and spent his early career with one of the large international accounting firms before working with several companies in accounting, finance, planning and investment banking positions.
He was elected to public office for 12 years and became active in public issues and political campaigns for many years. During his adult life he has served on numerous boards, commissions, councils, and committees serving his community.
Richard was raised in a small rural town in Ohio with three older sisters and graduated from The University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business in 1978. Richard and his wife Karen have been married for more than 41 years and have three sons and three grandsons. They moved to Park City after retirement in 2011. They are avid skiers and golfers and enjoy traveling.