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A Tribute to Michael Richmond

Always Remembered as a Legacy to The Woodlands

Michael H. Richmond will always be remembered for his legacy to The Woodlands. Longtime real estate development and banking executive, Michael H. Richmond was an endeared leader, trusted advisor, and mentor whose key roles helped to shape The Woodlands into one of the most successful master-planned communities in the nation. Michael always admitted to being a dreamer, yet distinctively one who made dreams come true.


He could be tough and adamantly decisive, but the man also had a big heart and a huge passion for helping to guide and shape others to bring out their best professional selves by sharing his business acumen and keen perspective.


Michael shared in the original vision of The Woodlands almost from its very inception. He played an integral part in making The Woodlands become one of America’s foremost master-planned communities garnering the title of “America’s Hometown.” Richmond served a multitude of civic and service organizations that have created a special bond for residents and businesses in The Woodlands and the regional area.


On December 5, 2022, Michael Richmond passed away at his home in The Woodlands surrounded by his loving family after a courageous battle with Parkinson’s disease. While many grieving hearts are hurting, so many are also appreciative of the way Michael impacted their lives and the community of The Woodlands that so many of us enjoy today. The impact of his influence ripples across the community far and wide. There will not be another such as Michael Richmond, and he will be greatly missed.


“Michael touched so many people by sharing the amazing resume of great works he orchestrated. Like so many others, I will be forever grateful for having Michael in my life as he has been a great influence on both my personal and professional life. His family has demonstrated amazing love and support for Michael over the last few years, which should be an inspiration for all. I know it gave those of us who knew Michael a sense of peace knowing we could not do anything about the awful disease, yet we could see every day how much he was cared for and loved by his family.”
– Jeff Beard, President
SVN | J. Beard Real Estate – Greater Houston

“Many have been blessed in our community by Michael Richmond! Michael was a great businessman that stayed grounded in faith, family and fun! His legacy in The Woodlands and at Woodforest National Bank will be a lasting testament to his family and friends! God Bless Michael Richmond.”
– Robert Marling
Chairman and CEO
Woodforest Financial Group

  • A Man forever grounded in his faith, family and business.

“Without a doubt, Michael made an indelible impact on The Woodlands community and on my career along with countless others. He will forever be one of my greatest mentors.”
– Debbie Sukin
Regional Senior Vice President & CEO
Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital