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consultant , Communications executive

Patrick Richard Riccards, American communications executive, consultant.


Riccards, Patrick Richard was born on April 5, 1973 in Buffalo. Son of Michael Patrick and Barbara Ann Riccards.


Bachelor, University Virginia, Charlottesville, 1995.


Press assistant United States Sen. Robert C. Byrd, Washington, 1993—1995. Deputy press secretary United States Sen.

Bill Bradley, 1995—1996. Communications director United States Republican John Olver, 1996—1998. Vice president, group director Widmeyer Communications, 1998—2005.

Vice president Higher Ed Holdings, LLC, Dallas, 2005—2006, Lipman Hearne, Washington, since 2006. President Riccards Communications, Arlington, Virginia, 2000—2002.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Why Kids Can't Read: Challenging the Status Quo in Education. Editor: Teaching Children to Read: Report of the National Reading Panel.


Executive director Coalition to Protect Community Not-for-Profit Hospitals, Washington, 1998—2005. Public relations chairman Year the Child celebration Inova Health Systems, Fairfax, Virginia, 1999—2000. Chairman early childhood education advisory committee Arlington School Board, 2001—2004.

Program director Cavalier Daily Alumni Association, Charlottesville, 1996—1997. Finance director International Association Business Communicators, Dallas, 2005—2006. Board directors Society for Epidemiologic Research Child Development Center, 2006.


Married Jennifer Leigh Ballen, October 21, 2001. 1 child Michael William.

Michael Patrick

Barbara Ann Riccards

Jennifer Leigh Ballen

Michael William Riccards