Board of Directors
H. Richard Dietrich III
Mr. Dietrich is president of the Dietrich American Foundation which was established in 1963 to collect and make available to the public historically and aesthetically important examples of American decorative and fine arts, primarily of the 18th century. The Foundation's collection is on loan to more than 25 museums and historic houses around the country. Prior to that, Mr. Dietrich has served with organizations such as the American Farmland Trust as vice president of development, the Sierra Club as director of foundation and corporate relations, and Conservation International as manager of corporate partnerships. As an independent consultant, Mr. Dietrich has worked with the Inter-American Development Bank's Multilateral Investment Fund to help establish an institute to train financial professionals in management of funds geared toward direct equity investments in small and medium sized enterprises in Latin America and the Caribbean. He served as a consultant to the U.S. Agency for International Development where he conducted research on world social indicators. He also assisted with the drafting and presentation of a proposal in Spanish for a World Bank judicial reform project in Ecuador. Earlier in his career, he worked for Senator Claiborne Pell of Rhode Island. Mr. Dietrich received a B.A. from Wesleyan University and an M.B.A. from Yale School of Management.