PRESIDENT & CEO, RIVERFRONT PACKING, VERO BEACH
Riverfront Packing owns groves (4,000 acres of primarily grapefruit, with a small amount of lemons and oranges) and is also an international marketing company — 85% of its grapefruit is shipped internationally. The company employs more than 140. Richey, who has been with the company for 39 years, is responsible for all functions of Riverfront Packing, with a focus on the marketing in Europe and Asia.
|EDUCATION||Florida Southern College (BS)|
|SOMETHING SURPRISING||After graduating from Florida Southern (while trying to keep a baseball career dream alive), I taught physical education at an elementary school in Lakeland for one year.|
|FLORIDA ISSUE||We need to stop talking around the issue of water and take immediate action to preserve this natural resource especially in light of our explosive population.|
|STAYING FIT||I religiously run, swim, lift weights. I never miss a day!|