Randy McShepard gives a virtual tour of the RID All Farm. In the “Forgotten Triangle” in the inner city of Cleveland, a group of life long friends turned a dump site in a thriving urban farm. Bees, fish, compost, crops, and classes on cooking healthy organic foods.

About the speaker

Randell McShepard is currently employed as the Vice President of Public Affairs and Chief Talent Officer for RPM International Inc., a $5.6 billion dollar chemical coatings/paint company headquartered in Medina, Ohio. In this post, he is responsible for managing external and governmental affairs, leading the corporate philanthropy program, facilitating corporate purchasing initiatives and coordinating executive leadership development activities.

An active community and corporate leader, Mr. McShepard is currently serving on several boards in Northeast Ohio including Baldwin-Wallace University, Destination Cleveland and Taylor Oswald LLC. He is Co-Founder and Chairman of PolicyBridge, a public policy think tank serving the Northeast Ohio region, and is currently serving as the Chairman of the Manufacturing Advocacy Council of the National Association of Manufacturers. He is also the Co-Founder of the Rid-All Green Partnership, an urban farm located in Cleveland’s Lower Kinsman neighborhood.

Randell was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio and graduated from Baldwin-Wallace University (BA) and Cleveland State University (MS).

Randell and his wife Gail reside in Beachwood, Ohio and have three children.

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