2019 Annual Leadership Development Conference


DALLAS, TX | MARCH 10 - 13, 2019


Mindy Rich

Vice Chairman & President

As Vice Chairman and a Managing Shareholder of Rich Products Corporation, Mindy Rich shares
responsibility for oversight, governance and the overall vision and strategic direction for Rich Products
Corporation. Mindy joined the company in 1985 and has proceeded to work in various roles as part of
the leadership team including Executive Vice President of Innovation where she expanded the breadth
and accelerated the pace of product development in support of Rich’s long-term growth strategies.
She has also focused on the development and nurturing of Rich’s award-winning organizational culture
and work/life programs.

Mindy serves on the corporate Board of Directors for Rich Products Corporation and as Chairperson for
the Board’s Finance and Audit Committee and Compensation Committee. In addition, Mindy serves as
President of Rich Entertainment Group, responsible for overseeing the organization’s baseball, theater,
restaurant and travel interests including:

Mindy serves on the corporate Board of Directors for M&T Bank Corporation; the Board of Directors of
Grove Entertainment; the Fund Advisory Committee for BDT & Company, LLC; and is a member of the
Cleveland Clinic Board of Trustees, serving on the Research and Education Committee. Mindy is a
Trustee, Member of the Executive Committee and Co-chair of the Marketing Committee for the Rock
and Roll Hall of Fame + Museum. Mindy is also a member of the Culinary Institute of America’s
Committee on Trusteeship and Trustee Emeriti. She is active in a wide range of charitable activities,
including being a founder of Western New York United Against Drug and Alcohol Abuse and fundraising
for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

In 1986, Mindy and her husband, Bob Rich, Jr., founded Western New York United Against Drug and
Alcohol Abuse, a nonprofit organization dedicated to fighting substance abuse and educating children
throughout Western New York. Mindy and Bob continue to serve as Chairpersons Emeritus for this
important local organization.

Among other charitable activities, Mindy is especially focused on fundraising geared toward finding a
cure for cystic fibrosis. Mindy and Bob founded and chair the annual Greater Niagara BassEye
Celebrity Challenge that has raised more than $1.3 million for cystic fibrosis research.
Over the years, Mindy has received numerous awards and honors for her work, including the Women’s
Foodservice Forum Trailblazer Award (2010) and the Distinguished Fellow Award (2015) from
Cleveland Clinic’s 1921 Society.

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