Rich Coppa serves as the Vice President of Infrastructure & Facilities/Chief Information Officer at The Arc of San Diego, where he is responsible for the oversight of the Information Technology, Facilities/Maintenance and Vehicle Departments.
Rich has invested 17 years of service at The Arc of San Diego designing and implementing a state-of-the-art infrastructure. He obtained a Bachelor of Science degree, Suma Cum Laude, in Business Management from Capella University with additional degrees and certifications in Computer Science and Administrative Management. Rich is also an American Academy of Project Management certified Master Project Manager.
Prior to joining The Arc of San Diego, Rich held the position within the United States Air Force as a Non-Commissioned Officer. While serving in the USAF, Rich received several honors, which include the John L. Levitow Honor Graduate Award from NCO Preparatory School, the Air Force Achievement Medal, and the Air Force Commendation Medal. In addition, Rich is established in the business community as an entrepreneur, previously owning several businesses.
Rich is active in several community groups, including The Knights of Columbus, American Academy of Project Management AAPM ®, IT Executive Roundtable, and CIO Decisions.