Richard is the executive sponsor in BP for the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers and for the Hispanic Mentoring program. He is also one of the executive sponsors for the BP STEM high school outreach program. The annual SHPE conference is an important recruiting and outreach effort for BP, and Richard coordinates the identification and preparation of the high potential Hispanic Engineers that represent our company. These professionals recruit student participants for BP careers, lead workshops to help develop student career skills, and speak on pursuing engineering careers. This experience gives BP engineers the opportunity to develop their leadership skills and build Hispanic networks while supporting our diversity and inclusion agenda. Externally, Richard has spent the last 12 years as a community volunteer and head coach for many youth athletic programs as a visible minority role model to hundreds of children over the years – teaching them athletics, but more importantly imparting life and leadership skills.