Rich is running for Mayor of Parkland, Florida
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My college career at Rutgers University ranged from 1991-1996. As President of Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity, I developed budgets, managed philanthropy efforts and executed a variety of both Greek and Collegiate campus events. While balancing my leadership roles and educational commitments, I also worked full-time at a local nationwide retailer. I began as a general level customer service representative and worked my way up to Human Resources Manager over a short time period. It was also during my collegiate career, that I met my wife Catherine in 1993.
I immediately launched my entrepreneurial business career with a fellow classmate and fraternity brother. It has been nearly a quarter of a century since I have become a proud business owner, and acting COO of Bergen Sign Company. I am proud to boast that we have generated a myriad of job opportunities for individuals in both North Jersey and South Florida, as our business experienced significant growth and expanded to a successful second office in 2009. Under this industry scope, I have also actively represented local sign contractors in various mandatory union negotiations over the past decade.
Catherine and I wed in 2001 and welcomed our first child, a daughter, Delaney in 2003. Our second daughter, Steffy James arrived in 2006, followed by our first son Scott in 2008. Our second son Drake was born in 2010. Finally, in 2014 we welcome our “tie breaker”, affectionately known as Happy Hayes.