Graham Richard

Graham Richard Associates, LLC


Graham Richard is the Managing Partner of Graham Richard Associates LLC. His firm provides services to companies and communities as they work to invest in the Clean Economy in Opportunity Zones. Graham served as the Founding CEO of the Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) from 2012 to 2017. AEE is a national business association working to grow the markets for secure, clean, affordable energy. He helped build the executive team and recruit major companies as members. AEE is now active at the federal level and in 27 states.

A former Indiana state senator and business entrepreneur, Graham Richard brought his expertise in both politics and best business practices to city government in 2000 as mayor of Fort Wayne, IN. During his two terms, he helped turn the Fort Wayne city government into a lean, results-producing, customer-focused organization for Indiana’s second largest city. The story of that experience is captured in his book Performance is the Best Politics.

In 2007, the Indiana Chamber of Commerce honored Mayor Richard by naming him "Government Leader of the Year.” During Mayor Richard's tenure, the City of Fort Wayne won national awards for the #1 Fleet Operation in the nation, and best Public Works and City Utilities Department in the country. He was recognized as one of the top 25 Doers, Dreamers, and Drivers by Government Technology magazine for his significant contributions to the digital government movement. The FTTH Council presented him the Star Award and he Public Technology Institute awarded Mayor Richard with the 2006 Tech Leader Award.

Graham served as a Brookings Non-Resident Senior Fellow and received an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Indiana University in May 2010. He graduated from Princeton University with a BA in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.

April 8-11, 2019

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