Rich served with Mike Connor aboard the nuclear submarine USS Pittsburgh (SSN720) after graduating from the US Naval Academy in 1982. Rich also served aboard USS City of Corpus Christi (SSN705) and qualified submarines and nuclear engineer before leaving the Navy in 1987.
Rich has extensive business and project management experience in a variety of fields but primarily in real estate development, commercial and residential construction, and retail sales. Rich has supervised start up business ventures and has extensive experience in capital formation, finance and budgeting. He also served as a School Board trustee and President for nine years managing a $50M budget, 3,000 students and a staff of over 300.
Rich has stayed closely connected to his Navy roots and the submarine service over the past twenty seven years. Rich, and his wife Mary, are natives of Long Island and the parents of seven children.
US Naval Academy
B.S. (Political Science)
Seminary of the Immaculate Conception