Vice Chairman, Rich Products Corporation
President, Rich Entertainment Group

As Vice Chairman and a Managing Shareholder of Rich Products Corporation, Mindy Rich shares responsibility for oversight, governance and the overall vision and strategic direction for Rich Products Corporation. Mindy joined the company in 1985 and has proceeded to work in various roles as part of the leadership team including Executive Vice President of Innovation where she expanded the breadth and accelerated the pace of product development in support of Rich’s long term growth strategies. She has also focused on the development and nurturing of Rich’s award winning organizational culture and work/life programs.

In 1986, Mindy and her husband, Bob Rich, Jr., founded Western New York United Against Drug and Alcohol Abuse, a nonprofit organization dedicated to fighting substance abuse and educating children throughout Western New York. Mindy and Bob continue to serve as Chairpersons Emeritus for this important local organization.

Among other charitable activities, Mindy is especially focused on fundraising geared toward finding a cure for cystic fibrosis. Mindy and Bob founded and chair the annual Greater Niagara BassEye Celebrity Challenge that has raised more than $1.3 million for cystic fibrosis research.

Awards & Honors
  • Women’s Foodservice Forum Titan Award (2019)
  • Distinguished Fellow Award (2015)
  • Women’s Foodservice Forum Trailblazer Award (2010)

Boards & Leadership

Mindy serves on the corporate Board of Directors for Rich Products Corporation and as Chairperson for the Board’s Finance and Audit Committee and Compensation Committee. In addition, Mindy serves as President of Rich Entertainment Group, responsible for overseeing the organization’s baseball, theater, restaurant and travel interests including:

Baseball Operations

• Buffalo Bisons of the International League, Triple-A affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays

• Northwest Arkansas Naturals of the Texas League, Double-A affiliate of the Kansas City Royals

• West Virginia Black Bears of the New York-Penn League (2015 Champions), Single-A affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates

Theatrical Productions

Rich Entertainment Group (REG) made its Broadway debut with Chaplin in 2012. In association with Grove Entertainment, REG produced the acclaimed revival of CATS on Broadway, which launched a national tour in January 2019. REG is also a partner in The Band’s Visit, a 2018 Tony Award winner for Best Musical. In addition, REG helped launch Escape to Margaritaville on Broadway in 2018 and the show, featuring the songs of Jimmy Buffett, will embark on a national tour in October 2019. REG’s other productions include the tour of On Your Feet! and the London production of COMPANY.

Dining

• Buffalo, New York-based: Rich’s Catering and Special Events; Cookie Patisserie & Bakery; and Pettibones Grille at Coca Cola Field

• Other locations: The Glen Iris Inn at Letchworth State Park, NY; the Green Turtle Restaurant, Kaiyo Grill and Sushi, and Green Turtle Wine & Spirits Shop in Islamorada, FL; and Palm Beach National Golf & Country Club in Palm Beach, FL

Travel

• The Travel Team – one of the largest travel management companies in the United States

Mindy serves on the corporate Board of Directors for M&T Bank Corporation; the Board of Directors of Grove Entertainment; the Fund Advisory Committee for BDT & Company, LLC; and is a member of the Cleveland Clinic Board of Trustees, serving on the Research and Education Committee. Mindy is a Trustee, Member of the Executive Committee and Co-Chair of the Marketing Committee for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Mindy is also a member of the Culinary Institute of America’s Chairman’s Strategic Advisory Council and Trustee Emeriti. She is active in a wide range of charitable activities.