Richard Marshall



President & CEO
The Memorial Foundation



Chief Financial Officer
Operational Support and Planning Friends of The Memorial Foundation



Program Analyst
The Memorial Foundation



  Financial Manager - Office Manager
The Memorial Foundation

Richard W. Marshall

Richard W MarshallA native of Jacksonville, Florida, Richard W. Marshall is Chief Financial Officer and Operational Support and Planning of the Friends of the Memorial Foundation, Inc. Prior to this role Mr. Marshall served in same position with the Washington, DC Martin Luther King Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation. For eleven years Marshall oversaw the $120 million project ensuring “clean audits” each year.

Mr. Marshall began his 34 year career with GM as an Internal Auditor at the Pontiac Motor Division and became Divisional Auditor in 1980. His further progression through the company included the position as Group Auditor of Buick-Oldsmobile-Cadillac, then Comptroller of a Manufacturing Complex which was a multi-billion dollar operation of cars, trucks, and sheet metal. In 1990, Marshall supported the conversion of a fabricating plant operation to a service-part plant operation. Within five years, he then became Finance Director of the Manufacturing Center which was a center of expertise for all GM manufacturing processes; and Finance Director of GM Worldwide Facility Group, another multi billion dollar operation of GM facilities. He became the Financial Director of Quality, Reliability Competitive Operations Integration (QRCOI). Then he became a loan executive for the Memorial project.

Mr. Marshall’s accounting career began as a staff auditor for CPA firm of Arthur Young & Company (NY) in 1969. In addition to his auditing expertise, he initiated an accounting program to provide assistance and training to non-profit organizations in both the New York City and Michigan areas.

He holds the following degrees and certifications: B.S. in Accounting and Economics from Florida A&M University, CPA Certification in Michigan, M.B.A. from Michigan State University, graduate of the University of Illinois’ Executive Development Program, studied under Dr. W. Edwards Deming and received the American Society Quality Control Award for Administrative Applications. He is also a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

Married to Patricia Marshall, they have four children and seven grandchildren. He enjoys golfing and traveling.