Rich is an experienced fundraiser, having spent more than 25 years in the habitat and wildlife conservation field. Over the course of his career, Rich has raised more than $100,000,000 in conservation funds. He has led and successfully executed four capital campaigns for conservation projects ranging from $4,500,000 to $20,000,000.
Rich served as the Director of Philanthropy for The Nature Conservancy of Kansas for 17 years, generating millions of dollars for conservation efforts throughout the state. Prior to his tenure with The Nature Conservancy, Rich was the Executive Director of the Kansas Wildscape Foundation, an organization dedicated to conserving and perpetuating the land, wild species and rich beauty of Kansas.