Richard Barr, Vice President, Strategy and Organizational Development, South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families

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Richard B. Barr is the chief development officer of Barr Development Consortium, a multilevel consultation firm that focuses on personal and organizational growth and development. In this role, he provides extensive consultation to agencies across the nation on fatherhood and the delivery of fatherhood and father-friendly services. Formerly, he served as vice president of strategy and organizational development for the South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families. In that role, Mr. Barr grew the Center into a national fatherhood beacon, along with its six organizations with a statewide reach across South Carolina. He raised visibility; ensured resources for sustained growth; created its curriculum blueprint; doubled its services and reach while building a network of support for men, fathers, and families. Years earlier, he was the first director and formulated the program for the Urban League’s Columbia Fatherhood Engagement Initiative. Mr. Barr shares his extensive knowledge of personal and organizational growth and development, family dynamics, leadership, economics and wealth, counseling, and community development across the country. He often speaks on topics related to adversity, family dynamics, and males. He is considered a national expert on poverty and economic development opportunities for families, fathers, and communities. He is an expert panel member in the areas of finance, leadership, and the state of Black America. Mr. Barr earned a Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology and Family Dynamics from Webster University.