Richard A. Eichler

Rich Eichler joined Hart Energy (formerly Hart Publications, Inc.), a global energy information company, in 1985. He has held various leadership positions within the company, including publisher of its flagship magazine, Oil and Gas Investor. Serving as president since 1999, Eichler was responsible for the successful management buyout of Hart Energy from VS&A Communications Partners II, L.P./Chemical Week Associates in 2004, and he was named CEO at that time. Today he oversees strategic direction for Hart Energy's portfolio of publishing products, events, consulting and research initiatives worldwide.

Eichler is the current Chairman of the Board of the Sam Houston Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America, serving over 50,000 youth in the greater Houston area. He was also chairman of the of the nation’s largest celebration commemorating scouting’s 100th anniversary in 2010 and he was also chairman of the 2014 Centennial celebration activities for the Sam Houston Area Council.

He is actively involved in several military support organizations including the Folds of Honor Foundation, the Boot Campaign and Lone Survivor Foundation. Eichler was a past member of the board of directors of the Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA), the Independent Petroleum Association of Mountain States (IPAMS), the Energy Cup Foundation, the Northwest Houston Chapter of the American Heart Association, and the Petroleum Club of Houston. He was named a finalist in the 2012 Gulf Coast Region Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year awards.