Richard Beck
Safely navigates projects through complex environmental regulations
38, Vice President
RBF Consulting, a Company of Michael Baker International

As RBF Consulting's youngest vice president, Richard Beck oversees 72 projects, providing natural-resources and regulatory services to a variety of clients. Beck applies his experience in wetland science, environmental studies and erosion control to contend with complex state and federal environmental regulations. But rather than just provide environmental compliance, he strives to help clients achieve their objectives, whether that involves water supply, flood control or ecosystem restoration. He is a trained practitioner and instructor of the California Rapid Assessment Method, developed to assist design professionals in evaluating the health of wetlands.

Beck serves as president of the Western chapter of the Society of Wetland Scientists. He mentors students interested in pursuing a career in the industry and peer reviews their resumes through the UC Santa Cruz Career Advice Network.