“Over the past five years Richard has contributed significantly to the mission of the Leadership Development System as a member of the Board Oversight Group (BOG) and the Pipeline Working Group and more recently as a facilitator of several system courses. My interactions with him on BOG convinced me of his high professional standards and innate ability to focus on the essence of issues and engage colleagues in tackling tasks.    Co-facilitating a course with Richard has been a joy and his humor can lighten the most serious moment.  His insight and commitment to providing the best for the membership is always paramount in his leadership efforts.  Without a doubt, Richard has the dedication, integrity, and experience necessary to be a District Director and will skillfully represent the best interests of District I.”

― Professor / Member of the Chemical Education Division