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Bill Daniels Chair of Business Ethics
Since 2007 Richard McGinity has been the Bill Daniels Chair of Business Ethics in the University of Wyoming's College of Business, in charge of a statewide business ethics initiative endowed by the Daniels Fund of Denver, Colorado. Earlier he was a partner in a Boston-based venture capital fund until starting his own investment banking firm, which served primarily private firms whose owners sought growth, capital, acquisitions or exit.
He has served on the boards of numerous privately-owned and publicly traded companies, most recently Canada Southern Petroleum Ltd., where as Chairman he led that company's successful defense against a hostile takeover by Petro-Canada.
His public service includes over seven years as a director of the Wyoming Business Council, including Co-Chair (with Governor David Freudenthal) in 2004-2005; three years as member of the finance committee of the Town of Wellesley, Massachusetts; and five years as a naval aviator during which he served in Viet Nam, earning two air medals.
Outside of the academic year he resides in Crowheart, Wyoming. He is an owner of T Cross Ranch LLC, an historic guest ranch north of Dubois listed in the National Register of Historic Places; a licensed professional guide; and is committed to helping preserve the history and natural beauty of Wyoming.
In the 1970's Mr. McGinity served on the research faculty of Harvard Business School where he wrote numerous case studies, co-authored (with Ray A. Goldberg) a book about economic development and agribusiness, and wrote his doctoral dissertation on competition in the meat packing industry from 1945 to 1960. He has a BA from Princeton, and MBA and DBA degrees from Harvard.