After graduation from the University of Pennsylvania and two years in the Army, Rick worked for fifteen years with several companies at successive levels of responsibility in industrial engineering. He has been living in Lancaster since 1966. In 1968, he started Management Consulting Services, Inc., serving small and mid-sized family owned businesses in the areas of strategic planning, industrial engineering, human resources and management advisory services.
In 1992, while continuing his consulting practice, Rick started as a Group Chair for Vistage Worldwide, Inc., forming and facilitating groups of private advisory boards for CEOs, Presidents and business owners that meet monthly to increase the effectiveness and enhance the members’ lives. He is now running two groups. Rick discontinued his consulting practice in 1997 and has no current plans for retirement. In 2005, he received the Vistage Cope Award, performance recognition given annually to one Chair world-wide. His vocation has become his avocation providing huge psychic income.
Additionally, Rick serves on the Boards of the Fulton Theater (Co-Chair, Campaign Lead Gifts), Assets Lancaster (past Chairman of the Board), the Deer Ford North Condo Association (President), Ware Center Advisory Council and the University of Pennsylvania Alumni Grappler’s Club. He was an 18-year member of the Board of Lancaster Symphony Orchestra (Past-Chairman of the Board & on the Orchestra, Strategic Planning and Search Committees) and now Chair the LSO Senior Advisory Council
In the past, Rick has been National President – Association of Management Consultants; Philadelphia Chapter President – Institute of Management Consultants; President – Rotary Club of Lancaster; Vice President – YMCA Board; and for 35 years on the Alumni Secondary Schools Committee as an interviewer of UPenn applicants.
His hobbies include exercising six times per week, reading, following Philadelphia sports teams and developing expertise on our PCs. Rick enjoys mentoring Assets (A Service For Self Employment Training and Support) graduates and others who are in various stages of developing their own micro-enterprises. And he enjoys mentoring UPenn wrestlers.
He is married to his wife, Joanne M. Judge, an attorney with Stevens & Lee, and has four grown children 59 to 52. They also have one granddaughter (17) and four grandsons (28, 26, 24, and 13). Rick and his wife are healthy and happy, and they feel very fortunate to be living a full life.