Humboldt State University alumnus Richard Ghilarducci has held many leadership roles, including Chief Executive Officer. He was also a community leader and was elected Mayor for three terms.

A proud graduate of Humboldt State University, Richard brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to his role.

Formerly serving as the President of the California Creamery Operators Association, Richard has also contributed his leadership on the Boards of the U.S. Dairy Export Council, the National Milk Producers Federation, the California Dairy Research Program at the University of California-Davis, and the Alliance of Western Milk Producers.

In addition to his impressive professional achievements, Richard dedicated six years as the Mayor of the City of Rio Dell and served an additional two years on the City Council.

Rich is blessed to share his life in the picturesque town of Rio Dell, California, surrounded by the breathtaking beauty of nature. In the warmth of their home, he is accompanied by his beautiful, caring, and loving wife, Lana. Together, they create a haven of love and support, where every moment is infused with joy and companionship. As they stroll hand in hand through life’s journey, their hearts beat in harmony, and their love story continues to blossom with each passing day.