Stan Richards

Founder & Creative Director, The Richards Group

Stan founded The Richards Group as a freelance practice after graduating from Pratt Institute. His work has received awards in virtually every major competition in the world, and broader recognition has followed.

He received the highest honor available to a creative with his election to the Art Directors Hall of Fame, joining Walt Disney, Norman Rockwell, and Andy Warhol.

The University of Texas renamed its nationally recognized advertising program the Stan Richards School of Advertising & Public Relations.

Stan serves, or has served, on many boards: The Salvation Army, Episcopal School of Dallas, YMCA, Cooper Aerobics Enterprises, Dallas Symphony Association, United Way, the Creative Committee of the 4A’s, Pratt Institute Board of Trustees, and the Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation.

Outside of business, Stan’s interests include skiing in Utah and fly-fishing the backwaters of Laguna Madre. He is an avid runner, having logged 45,000 miles.