Dick earned a BA degree in History at Trinity College, and an MBA in Finance at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He has enjoyed a varied business career in commercial banking, general management consulting, project finance and, lately, as co-founder of a clean energy technology company. His grounding in economics at the University of Chicago has spurred a continuing interest in economics and economic policy throughout his life.
Dick and his wife have three daughters, and live in Connecticut. Dick is an instructor in economics at the University of Phoenix, and he participates in the Everybody Wins! lunchtime reading program at an urban elementary school.