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The owner operator of 27 McDonald’s Restaurants during the past 28 years, Dick has received numerous awards for his exceptional store operations.

He received a Bachelor of Science, Finance & Real Estate from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, and received a graduate degree from the American Graduate School of International Management, Glendale, Arizona in 1966.

Dick is currently serving on the following Boards/Commissions:

  • Desert Orthopedic Foundation
  • Pegasus Riding Academy
  • Olive Crest Foundation
  • F.I.N.D – Food In Need of Distribution
  • Palm Springs Air Museum

He previously served on the following Boards/Commissions:

  • Director of Canyon National Bank, Palm Springs, CA
  • Vice Chairman, Agua Caliente Development Authority
  • President, Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce
  • Member, Board of Trustees, Palm Springs Desert Museum
  • Member, City of Palm Springs Budget Committee
  • Member, Palm Springs Main Street Association
  • Member, Board of Directors – Palm Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Vice President, City of Palm Springs 50th Anniversary Committee
  • President, Palm Desert Chamber of Commerce
  • Chairman, City of Palm Desert Advertising & Promotions Committee
  • Member, Board of Directors Desert Resort Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • Member, Eisenhower Hospital Community Partnership
  • Member, Board of Directors, American Cancer Society – Desert Palms Unit
  • Member, Board of Directors, American Diabetes Society
  • Member, Board of Directors, Palm Desert Golf Cart Parade
  • Chairman, City of Cathedral City Downtown Redevelopment Task Force
  • Mt. San Jacinto Winder Park Authority

Originally appointed by Governor George Dukemajian in 1988 to the Joint Powers Authority that manages the Palm Springs Aerial Tram, he was re-appointed by Governor Pete Wilson in 1990, 1994 and 1998. Dick completed Tram re-development and financing and his term completed in December of 2000.


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