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trade association administrator , urban planner

Richard Theodore Anderson, American trade association administrator, urban planner. Named Public Sector Mentor of Year, American Council on Exercise Mentorship Program, 2005; recipient Ellis Island medal of honor, 1995, Distinguished Service award, New York Building Congress, 2004; visiting scholar, New York University, 1992.


Anderson, Richard Theodore was born on October 11, 1940 in Brooklyn. Son of Charles Theodore and Lillian Elizabeth (Holmlin) Anderson.


AB, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 1962. Master in Regional Planning, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, 1964. Postgraduate, New York University, New York City, 1964—1967.


President Regional Plan Association, New York City, 1964-1992. Executive director The Dallas Plan, 1993-1994. President, Chief Executive Officer New York Building Congress, 1994.

Visiting associate professor department city and regional planning Pratt Institute, New York City, 1972-1992. Chairman Presidents' Council of New York City Planning and Design Orgns., 1986-1992. Board of directors Water Resources Association Delaware River Basin, 1977-1980,United Way, Pelham, New York, 1977-1979.

Vice president, trustee Big Brothers/Big Sisters New York City Inc., 1969, Audrey Cohen College, 1998. Member college advisory council Cornell Univercity College Architecture, Art and Planning, 1984-1994. Member Village Planning Board, Pelham, 1977-1980.

Member Times Square Advisory Council, New York City, 1985-1989. Director Regional Alliance Small Contractors, 1994. Director American Council on Exercise Mentorship Program, 1997, Brooklyn Sports Foundation, 1998.

Member Bus.Coun. New York State, New York City Partnership. Visiting scholar New York University, 1992.


  • Other Work

    • Editorial advisory board: Real Estate New York, since 2005.


Co-chairman New York chapter Rebuild American Coalition, 1996—2000. Vice president, trustee Big Brothers/Big Sisters, New York City, since 1969, Audrey Cohen College, 1998—2001. Active Times Square Advisory Council, New York City, 1985—1989, New York City Partnership, since 1994, New York City and Company, 2001—2007, Citizens Union, since 2002, Citizens Housing and Planning Council, since 2004, Hudson River Museum, National Building Museum, Metropolitan Museum Art, Museum City New York, Village Planning Board, Pelham, 1977—1980, Whitney Museum American Art, Morgan Library. and Museum.

Member Business Council New York State, since 1995. Advisory council Cornell University College Architecture, Art and Planning, 1985—1995. Board directors Church Centennial Committee, 2004, Water Resources Association Delaware River Basin, 1977—1980, United Way, Pelham, New York, 1977—1979, Regional Alliance Small Contractors, 1994—2006, American Council on Exercise Mentorship Program of Greater New York, since 1997, vice chairman, since 1997.

Board directors Brooklyn Sports Foundation, 1998—2009, Friends of Hudson River Park, 2001—2003, Salvadori Center, since 2002, American Council on Exercise National Mentorship Program, 2003—2007, Picture House Regional Film Center, since 2005. Fellow: Institute Urban Design, American Institute Certified Planners (chairman College Fellows 2003). Member: American Institute of Architects (honorary.

Public director New York chapter 2003-2005, New York chapter George S. Lewis award 2001), Moles, National Academy Construction, American Council Engineering Companies (New York chapter), Society Marketing Professional Services (New York chapter Honor award 2004), Architectural League New York, General Society Mechanics and Tradesmen City of New York, Metropolitan Leadership Network, New York Academy of Sciences, Urban Land Institute, New York Society Association Executives, American Society Planning Officials (board directors 1977-1978), American Planning Association (director, treasurer 1978-1980, president 1980-1981, Distinguished Service award 1985), Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct, Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, Ellis Island Medal of Honor Society, Rutgers Alumni Association (Loyal Son award 1989), Empire State Transportation Alliance, National Trust History Preservation, Association for a Better New York, Club 101, Sloane Gardens Club, Chi Psi.


Married Anasta Frank, October 3, 1970. Children: Erik Theodore, Leslie Elisabeth.

Charles Theodore Anderson

Lillian Elizabeth (Holmlin) Anderson

Anasta Frank

Erik Theodore Anderson

Leslie Elisabeth Anderson