David Richter

David Richter

David is the former Chief Executive Officer of Hill International, a New York Stock Exchange-listed global professional services firm that provides construction management services on building and infrastructure projects worldwide. He believes that the citizens of the Second District deserve a representative in Congress who will work hard for smaller government, lower taxes and secure borders, and who will fight to protect their constitutional rights.

A lifelong Republican, David grew up in and has spent most of his life living and working in South Jersey. He attended public schools in Willingboro and Cherry Hill and graduated from Cherry Hill High School East.

He went on to earn five degrees—his B.S. in management, his B.S.E. in civil engineering and his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, his M.Sc. in major program management from the University of Oxford, and his M.P.A. from Harvard University. While at Harvard, David served as Executive Editor of the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy, the nation’s leading journal for conservative and libertarian legal scholarship and the official publication of The Federalist Society.

David began his career practicing law at the New York City office of Weil, Gotshal & Manges, one of the largest and most prestigious law firms in the world. In 1995, however, he returned to South Jersey to join Hill International, then a struggling family business that was on the brink of bankruptcy. David’s hard work helped turn the company around and grow it into one of the largest firms of its kind in the world. Over his 22-year career at Hill, David rose from General Counsel to Group President to Chief Operating Officer and eventually to Chief Executive Officer. During that time, Hill grew from a private firm with less than 300 employees to a global public company with more than 4,300 employees.

David and his wife Michelle have been married for 20 years and have four daughters.