Dick Stanley, P.E.

Past Chair Emeritus


Richard H. Stanley is a professional engineer, businessman, and world citizen.  He is Past Chair Emeritus of Stanley Consultants and as a professional engineer, Mr. Stanley has spent his entire career with Stanley Consultants.

Mr. Stanley is also Chair of the Stanley Foundation.  As Chair he leads a private operating foundation directed toward achieving a secure peace with freedom and justice, built on world citizenship and effective global governance. This is advanced through policy analysis and conference dialogue, and through communication and outreach initiatives.

Mr. Stanley is also retired Vice-Chair of the Board of the HNI Corporation.


Mr. Stanley earned a masters degree in sanitary engineering from the University of Iowa, and dual bachelors degrees in mechanical engineering and electrical engineering from Iowa State University.

Professional Affiliations

Mr. Stanley has served as Chair of the American Council of Engineering Companies, President of the Iowa Engineering Society, President of the American Council of Engineering Companies of Iowa, Chair of the National Construction Industry Council, and Chair of the Northeast-Midwest Institute.

Throughout his career he has served on the board of directors of several for-profit and nonprofit organizations. A native of Muscatine, Iowa, Mr. Stanley's commitment to his hometown has included serving as Director and Founding Chair of Unity HealthCare, the community's vertically integrated healthcare provider, and serving as the first President of the Board of Eastern Iowa Community College. He is President and Director of the Muscatine Health Support Foundation, which supports the development of the Muscatine area healthcare system, and has been involved in numerous other church, community, and civic activities.


Mr. Stanley has been awarded the Hoover Medal by the Hoover Medal Board of Award; the Distinguished Award of Merit from the American Council of Engineering Companies; the NSPE Award from the National Society of Professional Engineers; the Distinguished Alumnus Award from Tau Beta Pi; the Anson Marston Medal from the College of Engineering of Iowa State University; the Herbert Hoover Centennial Award from the Iowa Engineering Society; The Distinguished Alumni Award and the Order of the Knoll Cardinal and Gold Award from Iowa State University; the Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award from the University of Iowa Alumni Association; and has been inducted into the University of Iowa College of Engineering Distinguished Engineering Alumni Academy.  In conjunction with The Stanley Foundation work, he has received the Harry S. Truman Distinguished Service Award from the American Association of Community Colleges, and the Award for Citizen Diplomacy from the National Council for International Visitors.