Freeport – Freeport native, author, retired information and technology expert, high-school teacher and basketball coach Rich Chang has joined the Board of Directors of the FHN Foundation.
Rich was born and raised in Freeport, the sixth of seven children of Dr. D.J. and Theresa Marchinetti Chang. Dr. Chang was a well-known and respected physician in the area and was a founding member of the Freeport Medical Clinic on Kiwanis Drive. Rich graduated from Aquin High School in 1981 and magna cum laude from North Central College in 1985. He joined the global consulting firm Accenture, where he was admitted to the partnership in 1996.
He served numerous Fortune 100 clients around the world and, upon retiring in 2005, was the partner responsible for Accenture’s Financial Services Worldwide Information and Technology Strategy and Transformation (IT&T) practice. He is a co-author of two books as well as several published articles.
In 2006 Rich became a part-time math instructor at Aquin High School and served as the school’s head basketball coach from 2006 – 2015. His teams earned a 174-85 record, winning four conference championships, four regional titles, four “Sweet 16” appearances, and finishing seasons in the top 10 state rankings three times.