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Title: Risk Management: Strengthening Your Supply Chain

Length: 13 minutes
Type: Q&A


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Richard D. Rich, C.P.M., C.P.P.O.

Richard D. Rich is Senior Risk Management Administrator for Seminole Electric Cooperative, Inc. in Tampa, Florida. Rich has been with Seminole Electric Cooperative, Inc. for more than 28 years. Prior to being the Senior Risk Management Administrator, Rich was the Director of Supply Management for Seminole from 1982 through July 2008. In March of 1981 he was appointed by then Mayor Edward I. Koch as the Assistant Commissioner of Procurement for the City of New York. In early 1980, Mayor Richard Caliguri appointed him Deputy Director of Supplies for the City of Pittsburgh. In 1979, then Wyoming Governor Ed Herschler appointed Rich Chief of Fiscal Operations — Game & Fish, coming into that position after serving the State of Wyoming as the State Purchasing Program Manager since 1975.

Rich has held offices for the former National Association of Purchasing Management (NAPM), now the Institute for Supply Management (ISM), at the local, district and national levels, including: National President-elect, National President, Immediate Past President, Treasurer, Strategic Planning Chairperson and Professional Development Committee Chairperson, National Chair of NAPM/ISM Governance Committee. He served as both the Assistant Director and Director of NAPM/ISM District VII. He is a former T.A. Corcoran Award Winner for outstanding service to District VII, Solon A. Bennett Award Winner for outstanding member in NAPM—REU, NAPM (ISM) President's Award Winner and the James V. Dedman Award Winner for Outstanding Contributions to the affiliate ISM—CU. He is the 2009 J. Shipman Gold Medal Award Recipient.

Rich earned his B.A. Degree from the University of Wyoming and has completed Masters Degree work in Public Administration and second degree work in Accounting. He is a Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.) and a Certified Public Purchasing Officer (C.P.P.O.).