Robert E. Richardson Jr., Consultant
Robert E. Richardson Jr. is a second generation Cincinnatian and the Executive Director and Founder of the Coalition for Sustainable Communities a nonprofit development corporation which invests in development projects that are sustainable for both the community and the environment. Mr. Richardson also serves as a construction market representative for the Laborers Employers Cooperation and Education Trust ("LECET") for the states of Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina, Louisiana and Florida. Mr. Richardson is also an attorney and serves as "of counsel" with the law firm of Branstetter, Stranch, & Jennings.
Mr. Richardson received both his BSE in electrical engineering and his JD from the University of Cincinnati. While at the University of Cincinnati he established the first college chapter of the NAACP in the Tristate and was elected Student Body President in the spring of 2001. In 2002, Mr. Richardson was awarded the UC Presidential Leadership Medal of Excellence.
In January 2008, Mr. Richardson made history at the age of 29 when Governor Strickland appointed him as the youngest person ever to serve on the Board of Trustees at the University of Cincinnati. Mr. Richardson also currently serves on the Drake Hospital Board, the Lawyers Coordinating Committee of the AFL-CIO, and is Co-Chairman of Cincinnatians for Progress.
Mr Richardson has been selected as a 2013 Jeffery Hurwitz Young Alumni Outstanding Achievement Award honoree! The Jeffrey Hurwitz Young Alumni Outstanding Achievement Award is an award given to a UC graduate, 35 years of age or younger, on the basis of significant professional achievement in his or her field of endeavor, and continued service and involvement with the university and community. This award is in honor and memory of Jeffrey Hurwitz, BBA ’72, and MBA ’73, former president of the UC Alumni Association.
This event is scheduled for Thursday, June 13; at 6 p.m. reception, and 7 p.m. dinner program. It will be held at Kingsgate Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, 151 Goodman Drive, Cincinnati • 513-487-3800.