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Dr. Tricia Richards-Service, PhD

Dr. Tricia Richards-Service, PhD


I Need A Speaker is an online platform for qualified speakers at all price points and the people who want to book them. We also offer public speaking training services.

Tricia Richards-Service, PhD has more than 20 years of experience as a communication professional. She has served organizations that range from billion-dollar, international Fortune 500 companies to local non-profits, leading teams in marketing, corporate communications, advertising, public relations, media relations, and fundraising. 

Since 2003, Tricia has served as principal for The PR Dept., Inc., a boutique public relations firm, and has held multiple faculty appointments. Tricia currently holds appointments at Temple University, Wake Forest University, and the University of North Carolina Charlotte.

She is the founder and owner of I Need A Speaker, an online platform that connects speakers with audiences. Tricia has spoken at multiple international, national, and regional conferences.

Tricia earned a bachelor of arts degree in communications/journalism, a master’s degree in healthcare administration, and a doctorate in strategic leadership and business administration with a focus on health promotion. She is a two-time Fulbright grantee who has conducted research through Trinity College Dublin (Dublin, Ireland) and the University of Economic Studies (Bucharest, Romania). Her work has won multiple awards.

A native of Northeastern Pennsylvania, Tricia is active in her community. She lives in Clarks Summit with her husband, Kevin Service, and their two children. In her free time, Tricia enjoys kayaking, traveling, reading, cooking, attending concerts, and spending time with family and friends.

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