Richard retired from the U. S. Naval Academy Foundation in June 2018, having served as the Associate Director of Class Legacy Gift Programs for 10 years. As such, he was responsible for organizing and executing 5 to 8 Naval Academy class fundraising projects each year which generated over $90 million in private gift support for the U. S. Naval Academy during his 10 years in that position.
Previously he served as the Vice President of Defense Holdings, Inc. (DHi) responsible for AfterGlow® Photoluminescent Safety Solutions® from December 2006 to May 2008, served as the Vice President of Operations from November 2005 through December 2006 and was formerly Director of Advanced Technology and Engineering since the establishment of the Directorate in May of 2000. He also served as DHi’s Quality Representative from 2001 through 2006.
He joined DHi (then Noesis) as a Senior Engineer and Project Manager in August of 1998 after completing a 26-year career as a U. S. Naval Officer. He served as a Surface Warfare Officer for the first 8 years of his Naval service. In 1980 he transferred to the Engineering Duty Officer community where he served in various positions at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Naval Electronics Systems Command, Naval Sea Systems Command and Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command. His system command positions all involved undersea warfare research, development and program management. His last position was as the Program Manager for all of the Navy’s surface combatant undersea warfare combat systems. He retired from the Navy at the rank of Captain in 1998.
Richard has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Systems Engineering from the U. S. Naval Academy and a Master of Science Degree in Operational Systems Technology (Anti-Submarine Warfare) from the U. S. Naval Postgraduate School. He is also a graduate of the Kellogg School of Business Executive Development Course.
Richard is married to Diana Shope Goldsby of Severna Park. They have two daughters, Heather Skipper and April McBride, two sons-in-law and three grandsons, including Tristan who attends LCA. Richard and Diana are members of Mariners’ Church in Annapolis where Richard serves as a Deacon.