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Richardson received a Bachelor's of Science degree from Lincoln University in 1999. In 2001, he earned a master's in education from Temple University. In 2008, he earned a Ph.D in Public Policy and Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University. 
- 2002 - 2004: Project Manager, City of Richmond, VA
- 2004 - 2005: Assistant to the Chief Administrative Officer, Richmond, VA
- 2005 - 2006: Assistant City Manager, Coatesville, PA
- 2006 - 2006: Acting City Manager, Coatesville, PA
- 2006 - 2009: Deputy Director, City of Richmond
- 2009 - present City Manager, City of DeSoto, TX 
Time in office
One of Richardson's first personnel decision was to hire a new deputy city manager position that would serve as a chief operating officer. 
- Web. City manager search narrowed to three candidates, Nolan Stout, Daily Progress, World Media Enterprises, March 5, 2019, retrieved March 6, 2019.
- Web. Packet for March 6, 2019 public interviews of managerial candidates, March 5, 2019, retrieved March 6, 2019.
- Web. City seeks to hire deputy manager, Nolan Stout, Daily Progress, World Media Enterprises, May 31, 2019, retrieved June 1, 2019.