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Richard Anthony Pavia

Richard Anthony Pavia, American finance company executive. Registered professional engineer, Illinois.

Background

  • Pavia, Richard Anthony was born on July 18, 1930 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Prosper Louis and Lucy (Tangi) Pavia.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology, 1952. Master of Science in Sanitary Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology, 1960. Postgraduate, University Chicago, 1964.

    Career

    • Director administration Chicago Department City Planning, 1958—1963. Administrative engineer Metropolitan Sanitary District Chgo, 1963—1964. Director engineering Illinois Building Authority, 1964—1966.

      Commissioner water and sewers City of Chicago, 1973—1979. Executive vice president Paul D. Speer & Associates, 1979—1980. President, Chief Executive Officer Speer Finance Inc., since 1980.

      Board directors South Towns Business Corporation, Oak Forest, Illinois.

    Major achievements

    • Registered professional engineer, Illinois.

    Works

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.

    Membership

    Sponsor Economic Development Council Chicago, since 1983. Vice president North Edgebrook Civic Association, 1983—1984. Fellow: American Society of Civil Engineers (president 1978), American Water Works Association (national director 1978-1979).

    Member: American Academy Environmental Engineers (national trustee, diplomate), Ground Hog Club (board directors 1976-1983), Chicago Yacht Club.

    Connections

    • Married Helen Chapin, September 12, 1953. Children: Richard P., Jeffrey C., Lawrence D.
    • father: Prosper Louis Pavia
    • mother: Lucy (Tangi) Pavia
    • spouse: Helen Chapin
    • children: Richard P. Pavia
    • Jeffrey C. Pavia
    • Lawrence D. Pavia
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    Nationality
    • 1952
      Illinois Institute of Technology
    • 1960
      Illinois Institute of Technology
    • 1964
      University Chicago
    • 1958 - 1963
      Director, administration Chicago Department City Planning
    • 1963 - 1964
      administrative engineer, Metropolitan Sanitary District Chgo
    • 1964 - 1966
      director, engineering Illinois Building Authority
    • 1973 - 1979
      commissioner water and sewers City of Chicago
    • 1979 - 1980
      executive, vice president Paul D. Speer & Associates
    • 1980
      president, Speer Finance Incorporated
    • 1980
      Chief Executive Officer, Speer Finance Incorporated
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