For 45 years I’ve worked in advertising, marketing in public relations. During my professional career, I’ve worked for a national health institute in Washington, DC, the United Way of Massachusetts Bay in Boston and several land developers in Texas and Massachusetts. In 1989, I founded Carlson Communications, a full-service marketing agency specializing in the real estate, senior housing and professional services industries. Rich earned his Bachelor’s degree in Public Relations from Boston University and his Masters in Communications degree from The University of Texas at Austin.
I learned about AFTDJ from long-time friends who were already involved with AFTDJ. The enthusiastic manner in which they described their volunteer roles and the need to help others inspired me to join them. It’s been a perfect opportunity for me to combine my marketing experience with my belief that one’s faith is far more enriching when put into action to help others.
As a career marketing professional, I assist with the planning and development whatever marketing materials might be needed for AFTDJ programs. From signs, displays and specialty items to printed materials, photos and videos, I help to facilitate meeting their marketing needs.
When not enjoying the beautiful seasons in his native New England, Rich and his wife, Hilary, enjoy traveling with or without their three sons and three grandchildren. During the last 15 years their trips have taken them to South Africa, Botswana Zimbabwe, Peru, Switzerland, France, England, Sweden, Denmark, Costa Rica, England, Hungary, Italy and Canada.