Richard Berman is the Interim Dean of the Patel College of Global Sustainability and visiting social entrepreneurship professor in the Muma College of Business at the University of South Florida. He is currently an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences (Formerly known as the Institute of Medicine) in Washington, DC, and is a board member for EmblemHealth, a healthcare company. He is a member of the Seeds of Peace Board of Directors, in which he served as the Chairman of the board from 2006 to 2012. He also serves as a board member for the Savannah Centre for Diplomacy, Democracy and Development in Abuja, Nigeria and CATAYS, Inc. Additionally, he is the Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors for OIC in Florida. Previous organizations in which he has served on the board of directors include the Lillian Vernon Corporation, the Westchester Jewish Chronicle (Chairman of the Advisory Board), the American Jewish Committee (Westchester Chapter), and the March of Dimes.
Previously, Mr. Berman has worked as a management consultant for McKinsey & Company, the Executive Vice President of NYU Medical Center and Professor of Health Care Management at the NYU School of Medicine. He has also held various roles at Korn Ferry International, Howe-Lewis International, served in two cabinet positions in New York State, and the US Department of Health Education and Welfare. Mr. Berman served as the tenth president of Manhattanville College in Purchase, New York. Mr. Berman is credited with the turnaround of the College, where he served for fourteen years. Mr. Berman was awarded two Fulbright Commission grants to work in Uganda and Rwanda.
Mr. Berman has received various honors and awards throughout his career. These honors include the “Brotherhood Award” (National Conference of Christians and Jews), the Guidance Center Partnership Award and the “Horace M. Kallan Distinguished Community Service Award” (American Jewish Congress). In 2009, the newly constructed student center at Manhattanville College was named the “Richard A. Berman Student Center”. Mr. Berman received his BBA, MBA, and MPH from the University of Michigan and holds honorary doctorates from Manhattanville College and New York Medical College.