Richard Grady Fortson Jr.

Title: Semi-Retired Senior Manager of Government Programs; Facility Security Officer; Insider Threat Senior Official

Location: Trinity, Alabama, United States

Richard Grady Fortson Jr., Semi-Retired Senior Manager of Government Programs, Facility Security Officer and Insider Threat Senior Official, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives dedication, achievements, and leadership.

Growing up, Mr. Fortson always longed to pursue a career in government law enforcement. Though he was a great athlete in high school, upon graduation, he decided to join the military and pursue law enforcement. After spending three years in the U.S. Army and another three years in the U.S. Army Reserve, Mr. Fortson enrolled at the University of Phoenix. There, he earned a Bachelor of Science in business management with honors. Later, in 2014, he graduated from the FBI Citizens Academy.

Throughout his illustrious career, Mr. Fortson has taken on a multitude of roles. Early on, from 1995 until 1999, he served as the president of the board of directors for a large homeowner association in Southern California, and in 2001, he was elected to the Town Council of Trinity, where he retained his seat until 2017. In the following years, he upheld several roles with The Boeing Company, including senior manager of security and fire services, technical training, export compliances, and mail services. Mr. Fortson’s most recent position was that of the senior manager of government programs for the NORDAM Group LLC, which he held until 2019. Currently, he considers himself semi-retired. Outside of his business ventures, Mr. Fortson enjoys speaking to students in schools in his local area on how beneficial it is to have an education. He additionally maintains affiliation with several professional organizations, including the FBI Citizens Academy Alumni Association, the 1st Cavalry Division Association, and The American Legion, among others.

Looking back on his illustrious career, Mr. Fortson attributes much of his success to never giving up. He is a self-starter with the demonstrated ability to achieve tangible business results and deliver on strategic objectives. With over 30 years of experience in the defense industry and political sector, he has established himself as one of the most knowledgeable men in his field. Mr. Fortson is passionate about driving operational excellence and improving business results, which he has spent every day of his career working to achieve. In the coming years, he is not sure where he will be, though he is considering the possibility of working as a consultant and continuing to help people and companies become the best version of themselves.

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