Richard Winwood

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Richard "Dick" Ivan Winwood is a business executive, author, and philanthropist. He was born on January 18, 1943, in Portland, Oregon. He was educated in the Northwest, having attended Portland State University and Seattle City University. He served as a U.S. Navy fleet communication specialist.

In his early career, he worked in the computer services industry with General Electric, Computer Sciences Corporation, Automatic Data Processing, and International Paper Company. In 1983, he was one of the founders of Franklin Quest and Franklin International, which now bear the name of Franklin-Covey. He was Chief Operating Officer and the principle designer of the Franklin Day-Planner system. He authored the original Franklin Time Management Seminar. He wrote several books on personal and organizational productivity, including Time Management: An Introduction to the Franklin System, Creating Quality Meetings: Latest Techniques for Mastering Group Communication, and Time Effective Meetings.

He founded WinAir Airlines Inc. in 1999 and Keystone Aviation LLC (Million Air LLC) in 2001. He has been chairman of BioMeridian International Inc. and also owns Intermountain Air.

After reading the Book of Mormon, Winwood and his wife, Judith, joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1971. Encountering anti-Mormon literature soon after, he researched the motives for the errors and deceptive nature of that literature. He wrote a book about his experience and a defense of the history and doctrines of the Church of Jesus Christ in Take Heed That Ye Be Not Deceived, which has been printed numerous times.

He is active in a number of community service projects. He is a member of the Presidents’ Leadership Council at Brigham Young University and currently serves on the Board of Directors for CHOICE Humanitarian, MyJobChart.com.

Winwood presided over the Canada Halifax Mission for the Church of Jesus Christ from 1991 to 1994. He was Visitor Center Director and Mission President of the Salt Lake Temple Square Mission from 1999 to 2001. He presided over the Missionary Training Centre in Preston, England, from 2005 to 2007. He and his wife are the parents of four children and live in the Salt Lake City, Utah, area.