Dave recently retired as Chief Information Officer from Pacific Steel & Recycling after almost 34 years of employment. He previously served as Pacific’s treasurer for 15 years. The treasurer’s duties at that time included supervising both the accounting and computer departments. In 2000, a decision was made to split the oversight of accounting away from the computer department and Dave decided to lead the computer side of the business. A job he did until his retirement in 2015.
Serving charitable and non-profit organizations in a voluntary capacity was highly recommended at Pacific and this is something that Dave is planning on continuing in his retirement. In addition to the Disabililty Rights of Montana board, Dave is currently serving on the Great Falls Benefis Health System board of directors.
Richards is married to Rebecca Bogden-Richards. He has a son, Nick, from a previous marriage and a daughter with Rebecca, Keira. Keira was born with Cystic Fibrosis and both parents have, since her birth, been trying to learn what can be done to help make her life better. “If, during this process, either of us are lucky enough to assist other individuals improve their quality of life, we will do that.”
Dave, a CPA, graduated from Montana State University with a B.A. in Accounting. Dave was elected Secretary/Treasurer of the DRM Board of Directors in January 2017.