Lamar Richards

Director of Operations and Organizational Strategy

Lamar has served the small business ecosystems and communities across Washington, D.C., North Carolina, and South Carolina. He has also worked with legislators to increase access to capital for small and minority-led and operated businesses and nonprofit organizations.

A trained statistician, Lamar is a published researcher and has completed research at the intersection of critically emerging social science fields – including organizational behavior, social psychology, and economic sociology. He has led robust efforts to integrate newly identified themes in academia with the ongoing programmatic efforts of leading organizations across the U.S. As a nonprofit practitioner, he specializes in organizational strategy, risk prevention, compliance, crisis management, nonprofit evolution, and operational efficiency.

Lamar has received national recognition for his efforts in leadership, social responsibility, and community engagement. He has served as an emerging voice on areas of workplace diversity, data-driven decision making, corporate governance, and risk aversion. Lamar’s vast professional experiences in policy, government relations, advocacy, and community engagement have led him to work with an impressive list of organizations, including the Capital Punishment Project of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the North Carolina Democratic Party, MDC Inc., and Davis, Galper, and Goldberg PLLC.

Lamar’s educational background includes an undergraduate education in public policy and economics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was a Johnston Scholar and Presidential Fellow and a graduate education in government at Johns Hopkins University.

Portrait of Lamar Richards