Secretary/Legal Advisor (Retired)
Leroy C. Richie, formerly of counsel in Lewis & Munday’s Detroit office, holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from City College of New York (1970), where he graduated valedictorian, and a Juris Doctorate degree from the New York University School of Law (1973), where he was awarded the Arthur Garfield Hays Civil Liberties Fellowship.
Mr. Richie is a member (since 1994) of the Board of Directors of Infinity Resources, Inc., a Kansas oil and gas exploration company, where he serves as Lead Director and Chair of the Audit and Corporate Governance Committees, and (since 2005) Digital Ally, Inc. a Kansas based developer of advanced digital video products, where he serves as Lead Director and Chair of the Compensation Committee. He is also Chair of the Brazeal Dennard Chorale and a member of the Board of Directors, and Secretary, of the National Historical Museum of the Tuskegee Airmen.
He is a former trustee and Chairman of the Compensation Committee of the Henry Ford Health System (he retired from the Board in 2019). He is also a former member of the board of directors of Kerr-McGee Corporation (1998-2007), the J.&W. Seligman Mutual Funds Family (2000-2008), OGE Energy, Inc. (2006-2016), the Columbia Mutual Fund Family (2008-2016), trustee and Chairman of the Finance Committee of Marygrove College (2000-2017), and, prior to 2000, he served as vice chairman of the board of the Detroit Economic Growth Corp, vice chairman of the board of trustees of the Detroit Medical Center and chairman of the Harper University Hospital board of trustees. From 1978 until 1983, Mr. Richie served as the Director of the New York Region (which included the States of New York, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut and Puerto Rico) for the Federal Trade Commission. He also served for eight years (1992-2000) as the General Counsel and a member of Executive Committee of the United States Golf Association.
Mr. Richie joined the Law Firm of Lewis & Munday, P.C. (2004-2016) after a career with Chrysler Corporation, which included assistant general counsel (1983), associate general counsel (1984), vice president and general counsel of Chrysler Motors Corporation (1986), and vice president and general counsel for automotive legal affairs from 1990 until his retirement in 1997. He was the Chair of the Corporate Department for many years.
Mr. Richie is admitted to practice law in the States of New York and Michigan, the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Supreme Court of the United States.