Patrick Richards is a long time Bel Air resident. He grew up in Homestead Village and attended John Carroll High School. He holds a Bachelors of Arts in Economics from Salisbury State University and a Masters in Real Estate from Johns Hopkins University. He is no stranger to the functions within town government as he has faithfully served on the Town's Planning Commission for the past 10 years. He joins the Board of Town Commissioners with over 20 years of experience in the real estate industry, primarily focusing on corporate real estate, specializing in site acquisition, lease negotiation, facilities planning, construction and facilities management and acquisition due diligence.
Patrick currently holds the position of Vice President of Corporate Real Estate for Laureate Education, Inc. based in Baltimore, MD. He is an active real estate investor and is a licensed real estate agent. He enjoys staying active and working with his wife on various renovation projects but mostly enjoys spending time at home with his wife, Deanna, and children, Benjamin and Grace.