As a 30-year hospitality industry veteran, Richard has served as an executive and top revenue driver. He has proven success in guest experience, entertainment, facilities, and food and beverage. Richard drives and optimizes sales and profitability through best practices, labor productivity, and strategic procurement.
Richard began his hospitality journey at the iconic Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island. Richard then joined Chicago based Levy Restaurants (Compass Group), eventually leading the company’s Sports and Entertainment efforts as Senior Vice President. Moving East to New York Richard joined Delaware North Companies, where he was instrumental in the evolution and innovation of their sports & entertainment venue food programs, and helped in total development of Target Field and MetLife Stadium programs. During his time at Delaware North, Richard also was their Vice President of Lodging for the National Parks, Hotel & Resort Group.
Richard served as Executive Vice President of Food & Beverage for Australia-based Event Hospitality & Entertainment, extending his expertise to the Pan Pacific’s largest cinema chain, three hotel brands, and various venues and resorts. After returning to the United States, he was instrumental in putting the finishing touches to work completing City Street Investors development of Denver’s Union Station while leading the hospitality & entertainment district efforts of Larimer & Associates.
Richard joined Morrissey Hospitality as President in 2018. He is a strong communicator, partnering closely with executive management and shareholders to establish and articulate their vision and goals. Richard believes in promoting diverse and “out of the box” initiatives to further the team’s mission and creates positive employee experiences, increased efficiencies, and enhanced guest experiences. Active in the Twin Cities community, serving on the Board of Directors of the Saint Paul Downtown Alliance and of Visit Saint Paul. Richard was the recipient of Minnesota Monthly’s Minnesota 500 Most Powerful Leaders from 2020-2022, and a winner of the Twin Cities Business Notable Leader in Hospitality Award in 2022.
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