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ST. CLAIRSVILLE -- Belmont College will honor graduates at their May 5, 2017 commencement ceremony. Commencement services will take place at the at the Ohio University Eastern Campus Health and Physical Education Center in St. Clarsville, Ohio at 7 p.m.
Delivering the keynote address to the graduates will be Mr. Richard L. Riesbeck, President and Chief Executive Officer of Riesbeck's Food Markets Inc., a privately-owned retail firm with 1,200 employees operating 15 supermarkets in Ohio and West Virginia. Riesbeck is a graduate of Mountain State College with a Certificate in Accounting, Wheeling Jesuit University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree, as well as Muskingum University with a Master of Education Degree, and Cornell University with a Graduation Certificate in Marketing Strategy.
Riesbeck has served as a Director of United Bancorp, Inc. and the Citizens Savings Bank in Martins Ferry, Ohio where he has served as designated Lead Director of both the Company's and the Bank's Board of Directors. He is a Member of the Executive, Audit and Compensation Committees and in 2014, was name Chairman of United Bancorp, Inc. His past board services include Board Member and Committee Chair at Wheeling Hospital and Board Member and Chair of Wheeling Jesuit University's Board of Directors.
Currently Riesbeck serves as a Board Member and Independent Operator Committee and Investment Committee member of Food Marketing Institute, an international trade association of food wholesalers and retailers. He is also a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors, the American Marketing Association, and the Academy of Management. Riesbeck is an adjunct faculty member at West Liberty University.