Giving back comes easy for Tom Richmond; it’s in his DNA. The first recipient of this award was his father, Dr. George Richmond, in 2007.
A lifelong community advocate, Richmond serves, or has served, on the Board of Directors for the Missouri Western State University Foundation,
St. Joseph Chamber of Commerce, the Board of Trustees for the Mosaic Life Care Foundation, the United Way Volunteer Center Advisory Committee and has taken part in many other community involvement endeavors including Specialty Industries, Grace Evangelical Church, Mosaic Quality Committee, St. Joseph Chamber of Commerce (Economic Development), Sunrise Optimist Club, Valley Community Food Kitchen, United Way of Greater St. Joseph and Young Life.
He currently serves as the budget committee chair on the Missouri Western State University Foundation Board and is a member of the Western League for Excellence and the Arts Society.
Richmond has worked at Altec Industries since 1981 and is manager of Altec Parts Distribution. He and his wife Judy have four children and 12 grandchildren.