Roy Richards:

Board Chair

Roy Richards

For seventeen years Roy Richards Jr. was Chief Executive of Southwire Company, the largest manufacturer of power cables in America. He is an Outstanding Engineering Alumnus of the Georgia Institute of Technology and has served on nearly two dozen academic, social service, and public and private company boards, including the South Carolina Coastal Conservation League, the national board of the Trust for Public Land, and CARE. In 1999 he was elected Georgia’s ‘Most Respected CEO.’ He is currently an adjunct professor at the IE Business School in Madrid, Spain.

Roy grew up on the edge of a small town in West Georgia, and spent his childhood fishing, hunting, and exploring its forests and fields. From these early years grew a deep commitment to the preservation of wild lands. Roy, his wife Virginia, and four children live in Charleston, South Carolina.

Favorite Mile along our Georgia Coast: Sea Island