board vice-president

Scholar and community leader

Raoul Richardson

Dr. Raoul Richardson holds a bachelor’s degree in business communications from State University College in Buffalo, New York, a certificate in Human Resources and Labor Relations from Cornell University School of Management, and a certificate in Health Management from the New School for Social Research of New York. He earned a Juris Doctor Certificate in Community Legal Advocacy from Columbia University of New York, and a Doctor of Humane Letters from Virginia University-Lynchburg. Richardson also completed a course of study at the Satcher Health Leadership Institute at the Morehouse School of Medicine.

Richardson is CEO of Genesis Global Group. He has also served as the Senior Vice President for Research and Development for Baheth Research & Development Laboratories.

A native New Yorker, Richardson made Mobile, Alabama his home, where he is actively engaged in community development efforts and organizations. Richardson was appointed Academy Director of the Mobile Area Interfaith Conference. Richardson has served on boards and committees of Mobile United, the South Alabama Regional Planning Commission, the Alabama Association of Regional Commissions, the Gulf Coast Health Policy Coalition, the Dauphin Island Sea Lab Foundation, the the Mobile Police Citizens Community Relations Advisory Council, American Cancer Society Leadership Council, A Servant’s Love, Peninsula Mobile, the Black Life Arts and Culture Coalition, the Mystic Order of the Jazz Obsessed, the Gulf Coast Ethnic and Heritage Jazz Festival, and Alabama Contemporary Art Center. He was dean of the Leadership Mobile Class of 2020.

Richardson has two sons and a wife, Trueva.