Richard Simmons III
Richard E. Simmons III founded The Center for Executive Leadership in 2002, after a 28 year career in the insurance industry. Many of those years were spent with Hilb, Rogal & Hamilton, where he served as CEO.
Economics Degree, University of the South, 1976
Richard is married to the former Holly Renneker and they have three children.
Richard’s Blog & Talks
This past Wednesday there was an article in The Wall Street Journal on the problem of loneliness in the modern world we live in. The article said, “Baby Boomers are aging alone more than any generation in U.S. history, and the resulting loneliness is a looming public health threat.” The article goes on to say […]
Recently I taught a series on “The Pursuit of Happiness” and concluded, based on all the research I had done, that most adult Americans are unhappy. I then spent several weeks considering the various factors that impact our level of joy and happiness. In one of our sessions I shared the following: In the late […]
David Brooks recently wrote a powerful editorial in The New York Times addressing the mass shootings that continue to plague our land. He says: There’s always a pile of bodies at these massacre sites. Whether it’s at a synagogue, church, nightclub or school, there’s always an assault weapon, or a bunch of them. There’s always […]
In rock legend Bob Dylan’s autobiography, Chronicles, he speaks of his grandmother who lived with his family when he was a child. He remembers her very vividly and says: “She was filled with nobility and goodness . . . and told me once, be kind, because everyone you’ll ever meet is fighting a hard battle.” […]
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