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Richard T. Howard

President, First Flight Centennial Foundation

Richard T. Howard is President of the First Flight Centennial Foundation. He is also Chairman of the Board of Howard Management Group, which specializes in construction of municipal and federal utility and heavy civil projects.

Prior to his current positions, Howard has had the overall responsibility for an international construction organization, ranked in the top 100 in the world. From 1960 to 1985, he was president and Chief Executive Officer of Howard Corporation. He held the same offices from 1978 to 1985 at Paul N. Howard Company. Before his positions as President and CEO, he was the Managing Director for Howard International Establishment, Howard of Saudi Arabia, Howard of Egypt and Howard Construction Services, UK, where he was responsible for project management and general management of operations for domestic and foreign constructions.

Howard has been highly involved in civic activities. Some of his present activities include member of the Greensboro Development Corporation, Greensboro Sports Council, Green Coat Club and Honorary Statewide Cabinet for St. John's Museum of Art. In the past, Howard has been Vice Chairman of North Carolina's First Flight Centennial Commission, as well as Chairman and member of the N.C. Licensing Board for General Contractors. He has been on the Board of Trustees for the National Conference of Christians and Jews (national and local boards), UNCG Excellence Foundation of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and New Garden Friends School. Howard held seats on the Board of Directors for the Greensboro Chamber of Commerce, Drug Action Council and the Green Hill Center for North Carolina Art. Additionally, he was on the Board of Visitors at Guilford College, Honorary Chairman of the Greater Greensboro Open and a member of the Greensboro Civitan Club.

Howard was in the United States Army in 1957. He received his BS at the University of South Carolina in Business Administration and finished the Executive Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


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