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As President/CEO of  GHCI, Enrico "Rick" Copeland leverages his knowledge, corporate experience, and extensive network  to provide long-term strategies and strategic partnerships for GHCI programs and initiatives. As visionary leader of GHCI, Mr. Copeland also provides structure to GHCI's day-to-day operations, fundraising, donor relations, and bottom-line performance.

A retired Director of Sales for The Dow Chemical Company, Mr. Copeland has 37 years of sales, marketing, new business development, and leadership experience. His expertise is assisting organizations develop more robust sales/development strategies, capacity building, and creating integrative solutions that will significantly contribute to an organization’s overall effectiveness.

Mr. Copeland, is a very effective advocate, lobbying members of both Houses of the US Congress to support legislation to eliminate global poverty and health disparities. He has traveled to India, Kenya, Mexico, Mozambique, Namibia, Peru, Sierra Leone, and Zambia, where he has met with Heads of State, US Ambassadors, Foreign Ambassadors to The United States, and many other influential business leaders. 

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Rick earned a Bachelors of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (Business Management, Journalism, and Speech Communications) from the University of Virginia. He is a certified Six Sigma Green Belt and has continuing educational hours in Finance and Marketing from the Wharton School and Change Leadership from the Stern School of Business.

Some of Rick’s selected activities include: college lecturer, speaker for United Nations Women National Conference, charter trustee Township of Montclair, NJ Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Fund, member of the Triangle Global Health Consortium, Life Membership of the University of Virginia Alumni Association, and Life Member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. He has received numerous community service and global sales achievement awards and currently resides in Raleigh, NC.

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