Mike Foley | University Advancement | 13 May 2008
James W. Ritchie [pictured at left], a member of the BYU-Hawaii/Polynesian Cultural Center Presidents' Leadership Council, has volunteered to serve as the new director for The Willes Center for International Entrepreneurship.
He will succeed Gregory V. Gibson, J.D., effective June 1. Gibson will continue in his role with the BYU-Hawaii School of Business faculty.
Ritchie, who is from Heber, Utah, is currently the principal of The Ritchie Group: Real Estate & Investments, which among other projects is developing a 335-unit luxury condominium project on Kauai; but since he graduated from BYU in Provo in 1966, he said he has been involved in "literally hundreds of businesses, partnerships and joint ventures."