Richard J. Borda
Richard J. Borda (Dick) was born in San Francisco and grew up in San Jose, California. He graduated from Stanford University in 1953 and was commissioned an officer in the United States Marine Corps. After completing active duty service, he entered Stanford´s Graduate School of Business. Upon graduation in 1957, Richard joined Wells Fargo Bank (The American Trust Company) and commenced a career in commercial banking. In 1970 he received a presidential appointment as an assistant secretary of the Air Force and remained in that position until 1973 when he returned to Wells Fargo Bank. Richard Borda has had numerous and varied management assignments including retail banking, trust and investments, public and government affairs and international banking. He retired as Executive Vice President in 1985.
In 1985 Richard moved to Vermont as Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer of National Life Insurance Company. In that capacity he also served as Chairman and Executive Officer of Sentinel Group Funds, Inc., a mutual funds company. Retired from the Sentinel board in 2004.
In 1990 Richard retired and moved to Carmel, California. Since then he has remained very active in for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. He serves as Director Emeritus of National Life Insurance Company and Chairman of the Board of the Community Foundation for Monterey County, and had previously served as President of the Air Force Aid Society, Washington D.C., Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Monterey Institute of International Studies, Board of Directors of the Boys and Girls Club of the Monterey County and Chairman of the Board of the Marines' Memorial Association, San Francisco.
Richard J. Borda married Judith Maxwell in 1953 in Carmel. They have two children and three grandchildren, all living in Oregon.