The Quality of Place Conservancy Board is pleased to announce the hiring of Midland’s own Jamie Richardson as its first Executive Director. “We are so thankful to have Jamie as Executive Director,” said Lori Blong, Board Member. “Because of his 25 years of leadership with the Rockhounds, Jamie brings a wealth of knowledge and practical experience with event planning, facility scheduling, and general management of a sports complex. He is deeply connected to our community, and he shares our vision to inspire civic pride and bring connectivity and usability in our public spaces.
In addition to Richardson’s experience with the Midland RockHounds organization, he also brings more than 20 years of direct experience in events and sports, including serving as the leading sales representative for numerous special events, implementing and overseeing events, and making more than 300 community event appearances. His experience providing hands-on financial and organizational management, staffing, and marketing, will be an asset to the Quality of Place Conservancy. Richardson’s work with GM Monty Hoppel in the development of the Scharbauer Sports Complex will be a major asset in completing the Hogan Park Initiative and future Conservancy projects.
“The slate of Executive Directors that came from our search committee was incredible,” said Quality of Place Conservancy Board Member Jeff Beard. “This search took a lot of effort from many people, and we are so thankful for those that volunteered their time in this search.”
Richardson is committed to the Permian Basin and improving the quality of life of Midlanders. “I believe the Hogan Park project and future projects lend themselves to diversifying our community, creating jobs, keeping our citizens here and attracting new families and businesses,” Richardson said. “I believe strongly in the importance of tourism, and the economic impact tourism brings to a community and am committed to strengthening recreational opportunities for citizens of the Permian Basin, the youth in our community and future generations.”Richardson is a graduate of the University of Missouri with a degree in Broadcast Journalism. His passion for the Midland community extends into his personal life as a Board Member and “Big Brother” for Big Brothers Big Sisters, Upward basketball coach, and Operation Christmas Child volunteer. He and his wife, Rose Anna, call Midland home and have raised their blended family of 5 children there. Please help us welcome Jamie at firstname.lastname@example.org. To find out more about the project and its status, visit midlandqop.com.