Pat Richie owns three Super Bowl rings. But not for his contributions on the field. Instead, the San Francisco 49ers awarded him Super Bowl rings three times in recognition of his contribution to the team’s success after Super Bowls XXIII, XXIV and XXIX (23, 24, 29).
Richie served as chaplain of the San Francisco 49ers during the 1980s and 90s. He also served with the San Francisco Giants and San Jose Sharks.
He’ll talk to students, faculty and community members on ethical leadership and communication during Minnesota State University Moorhead’s homecoming celebration.
Richie, a 1978 MSUM public relations and advertising graduate, is president of SLG Corporate and the Sports Leadership Group, a teamwork and leadership consulting firm. He is also an official consulting partner of Patrick Lencioni’s The Table Group.
He’ll deliver three talks during his campus visit.
On Thursday, Sept. 24 he’ll speak to students in a “Student Leadership Workshop” at noon in the Center for Business 105, and at 3 p.m. he’ll talk on “Ethical Leadership and Communication” in the Center for Business 111. He’ll also receive the Distinguished Mass Communications Alumni Award at the afternoon event.
Richie will deliver a distinguished alumni lecture on “The Five Dysfunctions of a Team” at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25 in the Center for Business 111.
All events are free and open to the public.
A Minneapolis native, Richie played varsity football at MSUM in the late 1970s. He attended graduate school at North Park Theological Seminary in Chicago and the International School of Theology in San Bernardino, Calif. He is the author of two books, “Wisdom for the BusyLeader” and “Wisdom for the Busy SportsLeader.”
For over 25 years, Richie has presented on the subjects of teamwork, leadership and business ethics to corporate presidents, team owners, athletes, broadcasters and college educators. His experience encompasses a wide spectrum of athletic associations, including the NFL, MLB, NHL, NBA, MLS AND NCAA. He’s also worked with clients such as Well Point, General Dynamics, Ardent Health, and the production company behind the children’s television show, VeggieTales. Richie has been quoted by The New York Times, Sports Illustrated, the BBC, and GQ Magazine.