Richard Barton, Chief Executive Officer
Born in New York State, and grew up in Manchester, Connecticut. He is the father of two adult sons, and now resides with his wife and her daughters in Denton, Maryland. Mr. Barton holds a B.S. in Business Administration and an M.S. in Natural Resources Management. He served as Director of the Maryland Park Service for 17 years and retired from that position in 2007. He directed a workforce that included several hundred first responders, among them 218 law enforcement officers. The Maryland State Police provided his initial police training beginning his 30- year public safety career. After completing his State service, Mr. Barton served three years as the County Administrator for Caroline County, Maryland and has since assisted several non-profit organizations that sought progressive management change. That expertise brought him to the ICISF in August of 2013.