Ronald B Richard Biography, Age, Wife, Kids, Awards, Annual Meeting

Ronald B Richard commonly known as Ronn Richard is president and CEO of the Cleveland Foundation. Over the past 30 years, Richard has held a variety of senior management positions in government, the private sector and the nonprofit sector. Mr. Richard began his career as director of the national public affairs program service at the nonprofit Japan Society in New York City.

Ronald B Richard Biography

Ronald B Richard commonly known as Ronn Richard is president and CEO of the Cleveland Foundation. Over the past 30 years, Richard has held a variety of senior management positions in government, the private sector and the nonprofit sector. Mr. Richard began his career as director of the national public affairs program service at the nonprofit Japan Society in New York City.

Ronald B Richard Age

Ronald’s exact date of birth is not yet updated.

Ronald B Richard Education

Mr. Richard holds a master’s degree in international relations from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, a bachelor’s degree in history from Washington University in St. Louis, and honorary doctorates from Notre Dame College and Baldwin Wallace University.

Ronald B Richard Wife

The president and CEO of the Cleveland Foundation is married to his wife Bess Rodriguez

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Ronald B Richard Children

Richard and his wife Bess have two children, a daughter Susanna and a son, Nicholas.

Ronald B Richard Career

Prior to joining the foundation in 2003, Mr. Richard was managing director and chief operating officer of In-Q-Tel, the CIA’s venture capital fund. In this role, he worked to ensure the prompt and effective delivery of new technologies to the U.S. intelligence community.

Before joining In-Q-Tel, Mr. Richard spent 13 years at Panasonic in key management positions, including president of the company’s North American research and development operations; president of Panasonic Home & Commercial Products Company, a major sales and marketing division of Panasonic USA; president of Panasonic Strategic Ventures Company, in charge of mergers and acquisitions and strategic alliances; vice president for planning, technology, and public affairs, which included heading up Panasonic’s corporate philanthropy; and vice president for Internet business development.

From 1983 to 1988, Mr. Richard was a career U.S. Foreign Service officer, serving at the American consulate general in Osaka/Kobe, Japan, and as a desk officer for North Korean, Greek and Turkish affairs, respectively, at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C. He also was a Pearson Program fellow in San Francisco, where he researched and reported on U.S.-East Asian and U.S.-Latin American trade, investment flows, and technology transfers.

Ronald B Richard Awards

He is a recipient of the African-American President’s Council Champion Award for his work in inclusive economic development. In 2007, he received Wheaton College’s Otis Award for Social Justice (previous recipients include Sen. Edward Kennedy, Gloria Steinem, and Marian Wright Edelman). Mr. Richard was inducted into Hiram College’s Garfield Society, the college’s highest honor, and received Entrepreneurs for Sustainability’s 2007 Champion of Sustainability award. In 2014, Mr. Richard received Case Western Reserve University’s President’s Award for Visionary Achievement. Mr. Richard is the recipient of the Council on Foundations’ 2017 Distinguished Service Award.

Ronald Richard 2018 Annual Meeting