Chesapeake Area Director
Dick brings to BlueLine Conservation a wealth of experience in real estate, finance, online marketplace systems and agricultural best management practices. Dick manages all of BlueLine’s activities in Maryland.
Dick’s career includes financial expertise developed in the 1980s working for Carter H. Golembe Associates, Inc., Bank Earnings International, and managing the publication of Bank Expansion Quarterly which tracked vital statistics related to bank, savings and loan, mutual savings bank, and bank holding company mergers and acquisitions. In the 1990s he continued work in banking and became involved with real estate sales and leasing in the Washington, DC area. From 2002 – 2007 he was Director and Manager of Research for Costar Group, Inc., where he managed the data compilation and systems integration of commercial real estate information from over 30,000 buildings in the state of Florida.
During the past five years, Dick has expanded this knowledge and experience to include online systems serving agriculture and rural land. He works with several programs promoting local food and greater connections between consumers and agriculture in the Mid-Atlantic region.
His real estate practice includes the management of agricultural land in Western Maryland where Dick has initiated environmental best practices on working agricultural lands and where he has been involved with preservation easements and other programs designed to improve the operation of economically productive agricultural lands. Dick is also active in property sales and leasing, and is a licensed real estate broker in Maryland and Pennsylvania.
A native to the Washington Region, Dick graduated from Vanderbuilt University (B.S. 1978) and George Washington University (MBA). He is active in his Rockville and Washington County communities as former chairman of Rockville Economic Development Council, and a Director of Peerless Rockville – Historic Building Association, the Maryland Small Farm Co-Op, Locale Chesapeake, and was awarded the 2010 Conservation Farmer designation by the Washington County, Maryland Soil Conservation District.