Richard “Rich” Driggs is the President and CEO Elect of North Wind Group. He is a respected leader in the engineering and construction industry, with an impressive track record of over 30 years of experience. Throughout his career, which has included roles in both large engineering firms and construction companies, Rich has established himself as a prominent figure in the built environment, championing a series of successful ventures and pioneering initiatives.
Demonstrating the ability to collaborate effectively with management teams, Rich has consistently driven the evolution of these organizations, leveraging emerging markets to introduce pioneering solutions that have set them apart from their competitors. His strategic foresight has led to sustainable growth, yielding benefits for both shareholders and the dedicated staff who aspire to advance their careers within the business.
Beyond his professional endeavors, Rich remains deeply committed to the betterment of his community, actively striving to make a positive impact on society. Alongside his family, he has provided a nurturing home for numerous foster children, establishing a safe haven for some of the community’s most vulnerable members. This experience has instilled within him a profound appreciation for diversity, both in thought and within his teams.
Rich’s leadership philosophy is firmly rooted in fostering a culture of collaboration, innovation, and ultimately, high performance. His unwavering dedication to these principles has not only propelled his own success but has also served as a guiding light for those fortunate enough to work alongside him.
- Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, Bachelor of Science, Construction Management National Honors
- Columbia University, Executive Program
- Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania, Executive Education (Global)
- University of Cambridge, The Prince of Wales Business and Sustainability Programme (BSP)