ATLANTA (Feb. 22, 2015) - Though PulteGroup has been in Atlanta less than a year, its CEO is taking quick action to ingrain himself in the business community and serve as a needed vocal advocate for the city and region.
Richard Dugas Jr., who led the way in Pulte's decision to relocate from metro Detroit to Atlanta last year, is active in the Metro Atlanta Chamber and its new Public Policy Advisory Board and already serves as chairman of the influential Westside Future Fund that will play a critical role in the future of the Martin Luther King Jr. Drive corridor and West Atlanta. The fact Mayor Kasim Reed and the Atlanta Committee for Progress picked so quickly after Dugas returned to Atlanta shows that Pulte's president and CEO already is a trusted adviser.
More evidence of Dugas' civic standing appears in today's Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He writes in response to the AJC's Atlanta Forward series that laid out how Charlotte and Dallas have pulled ahead of Atlanta on key indicators in the past decade. Here's what Dugas had to say:
Opinion: Problems well-known, we’re working on solutions
Updated: 7:50 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015
By Richard J. Dugas Jr.
Richard J. Dugas Jr. is chairman, president and CEO of PulteGroup.