The Collin County Committee on Aging announced that Ray Ricchi has accepted the position of Executive Director, effective Jan. 1. Ricchi will be responsible for the strategic planning and operation of the Collin County Meals on Wheels and Senior Services in support of its mission and goals. The Executive Director is responsible for managing and attaining the necessary resources to meet the services, programs and activities that provide home delivered lunch, supplemental evening, and weekend meals and lunch meals at four senior centers and Senior Services in Collin County.
“I look forward to working with an experienced and dedicated staff whose mission is to serve our seniors in Collin County. Living in one of the fastest growing counties in the country creates a greater need for our increasing senior population. Collin County Meals on Wheels and Senior Services is an essential resource for our beloved seniors. The success of our program is determined by our ability to provide a service that helps seniors remain in their homes and independent as long as possible. We are blessed to have individuals, foundations, grants and corporate funding so we can continue to service the needs of our seniors in Collin County,” said Ricchi.
Wayne Rock, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, commented, “We are very excited to have Ray Ricchi leading Collin County Meals on Wheels and Senior Services as our Executive Director. Ray’s proven success and experience in both the public and private sectors will enable us to keep up in these challenging economic times. His service leadership and involvement in Collin County over the past 15 years will provide the essential skills to prepare for the continued needs of our Collin County seniors.”
Ricchi’s business career includes executive positions with Black & Decker, Master Lock, AlliedSignal, National Hot Rod Association, The Ballfields at Craig Ranch and Traxxas. Additionally, he is currently serving his second term on the McKinney City Council. Ricchi was formerly the Chairman of the McKinney Economic Development Corporation Board, Chairman of the McKinney Chamber of Commerce and President of McKinney Little League Baseball. He presently serves as a board member of the Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary, the McKinney YMCA, Boy Scouts of America, Lone Star District, and is an honorary board member of the Public Safety Scholarship Foundation.
Ricchi has been honored as one of the 2011 YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas Fathers of the Year and also named one of the 21st leaders for the 21st century by Inside Collin County Business in 2008.
Ricchi has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of South Carolina in business administration, majoring in economics and finance. He has been a McKinney resident since 1991 and is the father of three children.