President & CEO
International Seakeepers Society
Richard joined ISS after a twenty-two year career as a multi-unit Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Franchisee with stores from Delaware to Georgia. An avid sailor and sports fisherman having raced/sailed tens of thousands of blue water miles with a focus on The Gulf Stream (Annapolis/Newport-Bermuda), Richard has a passion for ocean study and is a firm believer that the health of the environment and oceans is important to the success of our future generations. The SeaKeepers Society seeks to play a pivotal role as a global catalyst working with governments, scientists, industry, and other marine organizations to promote understanding and to support sensible, achievable marine protection and restoration initiatives. Richard’s goal is to propel Seakeepers’ mission to encourage yachts as a platform to enable scientific research and discovery with the necessary funding and enthusiasm.