Richard graduated from UT-Arlington in 1982 with a BBA Accounting Degree and is a CPA, and a CGFO (Certified Government Finance Officer). Richard started his career in public accounting as an auditor at KPMG in Ft. Worth and worked as a Controller in the private sector for 7 years. He started his public career with the City of Dallas where he served for 15 years in the City Controller’s Office.
He has worked for the City of Duncanville for over 9 years and is currently the Finance Director overseeing the City’s Accounting, Budget, Utility Billing, Purchasing, and Municipal Court. For the last 9 consecutive years, the City of Duncanville has received the GFOA Excellence in Financial Reporting Award under Richard’s leadership. Richard is a member of the UT-Arlington Accounting Alumni Group, the KPMG Alumni Group, and an active member in GFOAT. He serves on the Dallas Water Rate Study Sub-Committee, representing the City of Duncanville as a customer city, as well as on the TRA Advisory Board for the Central and Ten Mile Creek Plants.
Richard also serves on the TRA Advisory Board for Joe Pool Lake, the ONCOR and ATMOS Cities Steering Committee, the Board of Directors of the Arlington Vineyard Church and the North Central Texas Housing Finance Corporation.