At their September meeting, the Board of Trustees of the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens elected James A. Richardson, II for a five-year term. A proud Jacksonville native, Richardson demonstrates a clear passion for engaging people and leading his community towards a better future. With his commitment to his hometown, the Museum is confident that Richardson will make a tremendous addition to the board.
For the last four years, Richardson has worked with the City of Jacksonville as Program Administrator for the Environmental Protection Board in an effort to protect the natural resources in Jacksonville and the surrounding areas. Along with his professional career, he has spent time volunteering with numerous organizations. He is proud to be the first male and first African American to serve as Chair of the Board for the Girl Scouts of Gateway Council. The organization serves over 13,000 girls throughout 16 counties in the North Florida Region and aims to help young girls discover their strengths and find their voice.
He is currently the Board Chair for Groundwork Jacksonville, and is a member of the Board of Trustees for the Museum of Science & History (MOSH). Until recently, he was also Secretary of the Board of Directors for the North Florida Region of Florida U.S. Green Building Council.
Richardson is an avid golfer and enjoys shopping and reading. He has been married to Sandra Hull-Richardson for more than 27 years and together they live in the Riverside area.