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Insurance company executive

Richard Lee Whitehead, American insurance company executive.


Whitehead, Richard Lee was born on February 26, 1927 in Pittsburgh.


Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Otterbein College, 1950; student, University Pennsylvania Law School, 1950-1952.


Claims adjuster, Lumberman's Mutual Casualty Insurance Company, Philadelphia, 1951-1952; director admissions, Otterbein College, 1952-1954; industrial relations assistant, Westinghouse Electric Corporation, Pittsburgh, 1954-1956; personnel manager, Home Life Insurance Company. New York City, 1956-1963; director employee relations, then vice president personnel and company relations, Berkshire Life Insurance Company, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, 1963-1973; senior vice president, secretary, Berkshire Life Insurance Company, 1973-1984; executive vice president, secretary, Berkshire Life Insurance Company, 1984-1990; Chairman of the Board, chief administrative officer, Berkshire Life Insurance Company, 1990-1992; Chairman of the Board, Berkshire Life Insurance Company, 1992-1995. Guest speaker management education seminars.


The state should not use its authority to promote particular religious beliefs, nor should it require prayer or worship in the public schools. However, the state should leave students free to practice their own religious convictions.


All Christians should study Old and New Testament, which texts were written and gathered together over a long period of time. It is important to find out as much as we can about the original contexts in which texts were produced.


Vice president, director Action for Opportunity, 1964-1966. President, director Berkshire County chapter United Cerebral Palsy, 1966-1967. Vice president, board directors Pittsfield Young Men’s Christian Association.

Board directors, past president Pittsfield Urban Coalition. Board directors North Adams College Foundation. Chairman Pittsfield Development Committee, 1976-1980, Berkshire Business Committee for Arts.

Trustee Berkshire Community College, since 1992. Chairman of the board of trustees Berkshire Medical Center, 1992-1994. With United States Army Air Force, 1945-1947.

Member Eastern College Personnel Officers (honorary), Life Office Management Association(past director), Life Insurance Association Massachusetts (past chairman of the executive committee), Central Berkshire Chamber of Commerce (chairman 1986), Silver Bay Association (past vice president finance development), Society Preservation and Encouragement Barbershop Quartet Singing American.


Married Shirley Ann Fritz, August 19, 1950. Children: David Lee, Deborah Ann Head.

Shirley Ann Fritz

Deborah Ann Head Whitehead

David Lee Whitehead