Dr. Preston Rich is a proud Christian, father, veteran, speaker, educator, entrepreneur and author in Frisco, TX. He served over 10 years in the United States Air Force which included two tours in support of Operation Desert Storm. He was a 2013 and 2015 Presidential Management Fellow (PMF) finalist. He is the author of the book “Leading: From the Inside Out” published in 2017.
His diverse background has provided him with over 30 years of leadership experience in five separate industries. When he left the military, he worked as a manager at Sprint, Lucent, Nokia, General Datatech, and Pepsi Co. His corporate experience enables him to bring a unique experiential perspective to his classroom. He holds an MBA in Strategic Leadership and a PhD with Distinction in Organization and Management.
Dr. Rich teaches business and cybersecurity courses as an adjunct professor at Parker University. His engaging, Socratic style has earned him the distinction as a “professor of choice” among the business student population on all campuses where he has taught. In 2018, he developed the “Rich Thinking Series” designed to teach people how to use critical thinking to take control of their lives and is currently developing a conceptual model for cyber- leadership.
Dr. Rich is dedicated to positively impacting people by teaching them how to become transformational in all aspects of their personal and professional lives. He was the first scholar in the world to develop an instrument that quantitatively measured the relationship between ethical leader behavior and organizational performance.
During his downtime, Dr. Rich resides in Frisco, Texas with his human and canine sons. He is a life member and officer of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) as well as a life member of the Disabled American Veterans (DAV). Dr. Rich is a member of the Friendship Baptist Church of The Colony.