Since 2014, Bryan Richards has served as Chief Business Official for the Newark Unified School District, bringing over 30 years of experience in spearheading business and financial services in school districts and public agencies throughout the country.
His current responsibilities include overseeing all business services for the district, management of the district’s Budget & Fiscal Services, Internal Audit, Purchasing, Warehousing, Reprographics, Child Nutrition, Facilities, Maintenance, Operations, Transportation and Risk Management functions.
Prior to joining the District, he held the position of Chief Financial Officer for the Mt. Diablo Unified School District, overseeing all financial services, management of District investments and debt issuance, development of the District’s budget, and management of fiscal compliance for Federal and State categorical programs.
Mr. Richards holds an Associate in Arts degrees in Business Administration and Accounting with highest honors from Chabot College. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree, Cum Laude, in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting, from the University of Virginia’s College at Wise. He also completed a Chief Business Officials postgraduate certificate program from the University of California, Riverside Extension.