Richard Beyer, PhD

Managing Member, Integritas, LLC

Richard E. Beyer, Founder and Managing Member of Integritas®, has more than 40 years of diverse human resource management experience. A seasoned human resources executive, Rick formed Integritas in response to a demand for performance-enhancing, fully-integrated human resources strategies for business challenges.

From 2003 to 2012, he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer for JE Dunn Construction. JE Dunn Construction is a national contractor, consistently ranked by Engineering News-Record as one of the top general commercial building contractors in the U. S.

During the Graves Administration, Beyer served as the Secretary of Human Resources (Labor) for the state of Kansas. In this official capacity, he served as the chief executive for the Kansas Department of Human Resources (KDHR), an agency composed of 15 diverse lines of business and 1,000 employees strategically located in five service delivery areas throughout the state of Kansas.

Prior to his appointment as Secretary of Labor, he served as Senior Vice President of Personnel for NationsBank; Senior Vice President of Human Resources for Boatmen’s First National Bank of Kansas City; and Vice President of Human Resources at Centerre Bank, NA. His achievements at NationsBank and these predecessor banks were characteristically top- and bottom-line oriented. He has executive level experience in all facets of human resource management and distinguished himself by skillfully integrating performance-enhancing human resources strategies with the mission critical objectives of the organizations in which he has served.

Rick earned a Bachelor of Science in Business from the University of Kansas. He also earned a Master of Business Administration from the University of Missouri–Kansas City (UMKC), and a Master of Arts in Counseling and Guidance from UMKC. In 2014, Rick earned a Master of Arts in Industrial and Organizational(I/O) Psychology from The University of Tulsa. In 2019 he earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree with a major in Industrial and Organizational (I/O) Psychology from Roosevelt University, in Chicago.

In addition, Dr. Beyer has earned Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification from the HR Certification Institute, Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) certification from the Society for Human Resource Management, Compensation Professional (CCP) certification from the WorldatWork, and Certified Public Accountant (CPA) credentials from the American Society of Certified Public Accountants.

A community builder, Rick has served in lead roles on boards of directors for numerous civic and professional organizations, including: Kansas City American Institute of Banking, the national Construction Personnel Executive Group (CPEG), Personnel Management Association of Greater Kansas City, University of Kansas Business School Board of Advisors, Mid-America Coalition on Health Care, Rotary Club 13 of Kansas City, Missouri, The Salvation Army Advisory Board, Junior Achievement of Middle America, Carondelet Health, and the Henry W. Bloch School of Business and Public Administration Alumni Association Board of Directors.

Former Secretary Beyer and his wife, Sarah, reside in Leawood, Kansas.