Richard Dapra, PhD
Rich’s introduction to leadership was as an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps. His expertise was in leadership assessment and development. His first post-doctoral job was with Development Dimensions International (DDI), a fledgling assessment and leadership development company, where he was one of four employees. In three years, DDI employed 50 people and now, 1,100 associates. He then turned his sights to his own assessment company, Resource Analysis and Development where he stayed until one of his clients, Pitney Bowes, lured him away. He spent nearly 30 years working with other Fortune 100 companies including Aetna and Liberty Mutual. His focus was working with CEO’s and business unit heads on the acquisition, assessment, and development of talent. Later, he joined Jonas at BTS and built the now global assessment practice.
Until his passing, he enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren as well as playing golf, fishing, and volunteering with several veterans’ organizations.
He is greatly missed. Click here to read his tribute.