Richard “Richie” E. Morgan Jr. is President/CEO of North State Grocery Inc. a northern California regional grocery chain with 22 locations, a title he has held for 32 years.
Mr. Morgan started working in the grocery industry in 1976, and for 13 years performed myriad roles before founding North State Grocery in 1989. Mr. Morgan completed the National Grocers Association Executive Leadership Program in 2006 at Cornell University. Mr. Morgan was a director of the National Grocers Association for 6 years, serving on the Executive Committee for 3 of those years. Mr. Morgan was Chairman of the Board for the California Grocers Association from 2007-2008. In addition, he served 10 years as a director of the Association and various board executive positions. He was also a director of the California Independent Grocers Association.