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About Richard E. Thomas

Hilton Head, South Carolina, resident Richard E. Thomas is a graduate of Princeton University. He majored in East Asian Studies and served as co-chair of the Student-Faculty Colloquium on Southeast Asia before traveling to Thammasat University in Thailand to undertake graduate field work in cultural anthropology. Now a business professional with over 30 years of experience in disciplines of organizational effectiveness, Richard E. Thomas most recently founded Hilton Head-based Legacy Leadership, LLC. The company brings accomplished business professionals together to offer high-quality consulting and leadership training to local businesses.

Having served in psychological operations with the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, he began working for international beverage companies as a marketing and business development executive. Before founding Legacy Leadership, LLC, he was a founding partner of Battlefield Leadership, CEO of the Outpatient Surgery Center, president and CEO of the Millennium Group, partner of Renaissance Leadership, Inc., a consultancy serving companies in the telecommunications and financial sectors, and and an executive in such companies as QVC Network, Comcast Corporation, and Home Box Office.

Mr. Thomas is currently involved with the Civil War Trust, Heritage Library, and the Hilton Head Institute.

Work experience


Founder and President

Legacy Leadership
Mar 1979May 1985

Vice President

Home Box Office


Sep 1962Jun 1971

East Asian Studies

Princeton University