Richard Van Deusen earned his degree in Political Science from Dickinson College and an M.F.A. in Theatre Directing from Boston University. He is the Treasurer New York Society for Ethical Culture and was first elected to the NYSEC board in 2012. In his career he managed media production for the Prudential Insurance Company for 30 years. After retirement he co-founded a professional association that grew to over 10,000 members worldwide and has been a treasurer in two other professional associations. Currently he is also serving as Ex-Officio, facilitating the continuing relationship between the NYSEC and SSB.