Richard Beeson serves as executive vice president for corporate development and government relations at Sunrise Banks, following 20 years as president of Sunrise-owned Park Midway Bank of St. Paul. Previously, he was employed as senior project manager with the city of St. Paul’s Department of Planning and Economic Development.
Beeson received a bachelor of arts in political science from the University of Minnesota and an MBA from the University of St. Thomas. He serves on the board of the F.R. Bigelow Foundation and as cochair of Mayor Carter’s College Savings Account Task Force. Beeson has chaired the St. Paul Area Chamber of Commerce, the Midway Chamber of Commerce, and the Central Corridor Partnership, and served as treasurer of the St. Paul RiverCentre, the St. Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists, and Women Venture. He previously served as Chair of the Board of Regents.