11/20/2020 – 13:53pm | By: Bailey Harris
The College of Southern Mississippi (USM) Faculty of Enterprise and Financial Growth
is delighted to honor Rodney Richardson, founding father of Hattiesburg-based company, RARE
Design, because the 2020 Entrepreneur of the 12 months.
Richardson was acknowledged throughout the 2020 Golden Thought Pitch Competitors occasion on Thursday,
Nov. nineteenth and thru a video shared to the Southern Miss Enterprise YouTube channel
on Friday, Nov. twentieth. The video contains a number of pals, former colleagues, and purchasers
congratulating him on the well-deserved honor.
Following a short introduction by Dr. Bret Becton, Dean of the Faculty of Enterprise
and Financial Growth, Richardson shares some recollections from Southern Miss and phrases
of recommendation for these in attendance bodily and on-line.
The Entrepreneur of the 12 months was created to acknowledge and rejoice profitable entrepreneurs
and emphasize our give attention to entrepreneurship as a tutorial endeavor. The celebrated
entrepreneur is chosen based mostly on a number of standards, together with entrepreneurial spirit,
strategic course, impression, innovation, and integrity.
Richardson, a Southern Miss alumnus, is likely one of the nation’s foremost storytellers
for skilled sports activities franchises. After working for Nike for a number of years, Rodney
opened RARE Design in Hattiesburg in 1999 and has helped organizations develop their
branding and inform their tales ever since. You’ve most likely seen the results of his
work as his purchasers embrace the likes of Atlanta Hawks, New Orleans Pelicans, Houston
Texans, Charlotte Hornets, Sacramento Kings, NASCAR, Minnesota Timberwolves, Milwaukee
Brewers, and Southern Miss Golden Eagles. He’s identified for his creativity, dedication,
ingenuity, and integrity all through the business and the neighborhood.
Not solely is Richardson a terrific instance of entrepreneurial success, he’s an distinctive
one who provides of himself to the area people and even the world by means of his
assist of ministries in Uganda.
To study extra in regards to the Faculty of Enterprise and Financial Growth at USM, name
601.266.4659 or go to: https://www.usm.edu/business/index.php