Richard WidgrenVice President, Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer, Urban Science
President, Life Beyond Barriers
Richard Widgren joined Urban Science in 2001, bringing extensive experience in financial management and strategic planning. In 2010, he was recognized by Crain’s Detroit Business as a top CFO in southeast Michigan.
Prior to joining Urban Science, he served as Vice President, Finance, and Controller, Kelly Services, Inc.; Corporate Controller, McLouth Steel; Audit Manager and Consultant, Ernst & Young; and Assistant Controller, Giffels Associates, Inc. He began his career in 1962 as an Internal Auditor for General Motors.
Throughout his career, Richard has been an active member and chairman of local and industry organizations. In 2011, he was awarded the Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan’s (RIM) Humanitarian Award for his dedication as a board member at RIM and his outstanding service to the community.
In addition to serving as a board member for RIM, he is the vice chairman of the Legacy Detroit Medical Center, trustee of the Health and Wellness Foundation of Detroit, and chairman of the Del Harder Rehabilitation Foundation. Dick is a member of the Michigan Association of CPAs, where he previously served as director. In addition, he a chairman of the St. Clair Shores Tax Increment Finance Authority, the St. Clair Shores Corridor Improvement Authority, and the St. Clair Shores Brownfield Authority. He was recently a trustee of the Detroit Medical Center and chairman of its audit committee, and director of Tech Team Global (NASDAQ) and chairman of its audit committee.
Richard is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Detroit Mercy.