Richard H. Paul

Richard (Rich) Paul joined the Global Community Service Foundation’s Board of Directors in May 2017. He has been involved with GCSF projects over the years. He resides in Vernon Hills, Illinois.

In addition to serving on GCSF’s Board, he is

  • President of Richard Paul & Associates, LLC, an association management firm providing administrative,
    governmental affairs and meeting planning services to medical specialty associations at the
    local, state and national levels.
  • Executive Director, Illinois Society of Eye Physicians & Surgeons
  • Executive Director, American Eye Study Club & the AESC Foundation
  • Executive Director, Chicago Ophthalmological Society
  • Executive Director, Kansas Society of Eye Physicians & Surgeons
  • Executive Director, Chicago Dermatological Society
  • Executive Director, Illinois Dermatological Society
  • Clerk (executive director), Chandler-Grant Glaucoma Society
  • Administrator, American Association of Certified Orthoptists

He is involved in these civic and professional areas:

  • Hawthorn Elementary District 73 Board of Education, Vernon Hills, IL (1999-2005)
  • Member (Secretary) of the Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board of Directors, Austin, TX (1983-1985)
  • YMCA “Indian Princesses” program (father/daughter) (1995-2000)
  • Special Recognition Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology (2004)
  • Registered lobbyist: Illinois General Assembly; Wisconsin State Legislature
  • Member, American Society of Association Executives
  • Member, American Association of Medical Society Executives
  • Member, U.S. Senate Press Secretaries Association
  • Member, Public Relations Society of America
  • Member, Texas Public Relations Society
  • Member, West Coast Commodities Exchange
  • Licensed, Chicago Board of Trade (March 1975)

His education at these colleges concentrated in political science and journalism: University of Southern California in Los Angeles, George Washington University in Washington, DC, and College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, IL. He returned to studies at DePaul University in Chicago, IL.