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Ken Richards, USA 19/06/2012

Ken Richards

Ken Richards has been the American Delegate to the WDSF General Meeting for many years.

On Sunday 17 June, his fellow delegates elected him to fill the position vacated by Ferruggio Galvagno, ITA, for the remainder of the WDSF Presidium's term.

He defeated Moune Marty, FRA, in the ballotting for the position.

Ken is a second generation dance instructor, has a Bachelors degree from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Businees and a Masters degree in business administration from Florida International University.  He served as the Marketing Director for the International Franchise Headquarters of the Arthur Murray Franchised Dance Studios for 7 years, consulting studio owners around the globe and training the country's top dance teachers. Currently he is a co-director - together with his wife Roseanne - of "The Blue Ballroom" in Wilmington, Delaware.

Furthermore, Ken serves in his third term as the elected Vice-President of DanceSport for USA Dance. In this role, Ken administers the DanceSport Council, the National DanceSport Rulebook and the National DanceSport Championships.