Richard Helstein was born in New York City in 1944 and grew up in Scarsdale. He graduated from Scarsdale High School in 1962 and was active on the student council, varsity soccer, the school band and the class play. He graduated from Duke University in 1966 with an A.B. in English. He was active in varsity soccer, inducted into the Senior Men’s Honorary, president of his fraternity and active in the IRC Judicial Board. Richard’s work history spans from 1968 to 1999 with General Foods (later merged into Kraft Foods) as marketing director and vice president of Global Advertising Kraft Foods. He also was adjunct professor at Darden Graduate School of Business at the University of Virginia-Charlottesville and marketing consultant for Pfizer, Microsoft, Nabisco, Pinnacle Foods and Snyder-Lance Foods. Richard and his wife Susan live in Darien. They have three married children living in Norwalk, Greenwich and Wayland, Mass. They also have 10 grandchildren. Richard is head elder at Christ Community Church and is a volunteer at Hopeline and the Alzheimer’s Association. Sponsored by John Hess.