Richard Leland Fleming

April 25, 1929July 4, 2018

Richard (Dick) Fleming was born on April 25, 1929 in Jackson, MI, and passed on July 4, 2018. He and his wife, Anne, moved to Sarasota from Columbus, IN in 1982. Dick received his BS and MBA degrees from Indiana University. After serving as a Navy Lt. during the Korean War, he worked as a Human Resources Manager for Cummins Engine Company prior to founding and owning an executive search firm. After a major expansion, Fleming Associates merged with a large European-based firm that grew to become one of the largest worldwide search organizations before being acquired by Community and university activities included in Columbus, City Councilman, Indiana State Personnel Board, Dean’s Advisory Council, Indiana University Business School; and presidencies of Beachplace and Harbor Oaks condo associations on Longboat Key. Dick was a member of TPC-Prestancia and the Serendipity Racquet Club. Directorships included the Association of Executive Search Consultants and partner of Barada Associates. Dick is survived by his wife, Anne, of 67 years; three children: James Fleming (Deborah), Katherine Gullo (Stephen), and Julie Fletcher (David); two grandchildren: Michael and Nicole Fletcher; sister-in-law, Delene Fleming, and three cousins.


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Pat Nebel

July 8, 2018

I had the pleasure of providing secretarial services for Dick for quite a few years before he retired and can say without reserve that he was one of my favorite clients. I learned a lot from him and enjoyed great conversations aside from the work related ones. A wonderful man and I send my deepest sympathy for your loss.