Richard Comeau, Program Director
Richard is a native Texan who now calls Tulsa home. He brings an extensive background in food policy having worked in Congress on agricultural and food policy and as a Fellow at the American Frozen Food Institute studying food science and regulatory issues. Most recently, Richard served as the Regional Director of the Texas Hunger Initiative’s Fort Worth Office where he translated his technical background in food production to issues of food access. As the Regional Director, Richard led operations in a 25 county region including convening and leading multiple successful coalitions, affecting city and county-wide legislative reform, and administering multiple programs aimed at increasing access to food for our most vulnerable populations. Prior to his time at the Texas Hunger Initiative, Richard developed a broad public administration portfolio as the Assistant Program Director for the Boy Scouts of America’s 1,500 acre Bovay Scout Ranch where he managed a staff of nearly 50 employees providing programming to over 14,000 campers per season. Richard left Bovay to serve as the Field Director for one of Texas’ largest congressional campaigns – managing data collection methods, communication strategies, and a network of employees, consultants, and volunteers – resulting in an election victory. Richard holds a BS in Agriculture from Texas A&M University and a MPA from the Bush School of Government and Public Service.