Commissioner Gregory Richardson is certified in Healthcare Governance by the Washington State Hospital Association and the Association of Washington Public Hospital Districts (2022).
In 1993, Richardson retired as a Lt. Colonel from the U.S. Air Force, following a 20-year career as a commanding officer and fighter pilot with nearly 4,300 flying hours. His distinguished tour of duty culminated in leading 32 air-to-air combat missions in the F-15 Eagle during the 1991 Gulf War. His decorations include three Air Medals earned in combat, five Meritorious Service medals and the Distinguished Service Medal.
Following his military career, Richardson founded Aim Associates, Inc. providing training & development, corporate outplacement and career coaching before merging with Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP in 1998.
Gregory Richardson has earned two post-graduate masters degrees, with the most recent in Education & Human Resource Development from The George Washington University. He found the post-grad degree extremely useful during his 20+ years as the Director of Human Resource Consulting for Dixon Hughes Goodman, LLP (now FORVIS), where he was a Senior Partner/Principal. With over 600 clients, they provided every aspect of talent-related services from recruiting at every level to employment policies and handbooks.
Richardson has considerable experience facilitating Strategic Plans and Compliance & Ethics Programs for healthcare institutions. In his free time, Richardson enjoys his role as a volunteer substitute bus driver for the South Whidbey Schools and hosting wine tasting for two regional wineries.