Richard Bovender graduated from VPA with a bachelor of fine arts degree. He began his career as a web and graphic designer for Hospital Corporation of America in Nashville, Tennessee, and later served as an IT project manager. He last held the position of project manager of Pinnacle Construction Services in Nashville and started a commercial real estate asset management and development company. Richard recently took on the position of associate hospital administrator at Skyline Medical Center in Nashville for the Hospital Corporation of America. He has served on the University School of Nashville’s alumni council and is the board chair of L'ete du Vin, a Nashville-based cancer charity.