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February 22, 2019

Rajant honored Marine veteran, business executive, and philanthropist Richard Hevner for his lifetime achievements

Rajant Corporation, the exclusive provider of industry-leading Kinetic Mesh wireless networks, hosted an evening celebration honoring Rajant’s Board Member and Managing Director Richard W. Hevner for his highly esteemed professional, charitable, and military achievements over the course of his extensive career on Tuesday, February 12th, 2019.  The event was held at Rajant’s headquarters in Malvern, Pennsylvania from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

The event to celebrate his legacy was by invitation-only and guests included elected officials, and community leaders from throughout the Delaware Valley who have all had the pleasure and privilege of knowing Rick Hevner as an inspirational role model and treasured colleague. Whether in his capacity as Board Member and Managing Director for Rajant Corporation, his time serving Thomas Jefferson University, or as a United States Marine, Rick’s life has been a testament of excellence. Together, guests commemorated Rick over a dinner and presentation, which included the Chester County Marine Corp League and musical talent by Giada Valenti, an internationally renowned vocalist, and the City Rhythm Orchestra.

Master of ceremonies for the evening was Rajant’s co-founder and CEO, Bob Schena.  Speaking of the honoree, Bob shared, “Rick has been a tremendous and loyal friend as well as a mentor to me and many others. Rick is a great man, but better than that, he is a good man.”

Throughout his career, Rick has been known as a catalyst for change. He is a current Trustee and the immediate past Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Thomas Jefferson University and a Trustee of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital System. Under CEO Steve Klasko’s leadership, Rick helped lead Jefferson through immense growth—including reuniting Thomas Jefferson University and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, playing a vital role in the Abington, Aria, Philadelphia University, and Kennedy mergers, and the supporting the implementation of new technological solutions to embrace the 21st Century medicine, education, and research challenges. 

Rick has served as Trustee of Methodist Hospital since 1990, Chairman of Methodist Hospital Foundation, Trustee of Moore College of Art and Design since 1984, Trustee and Treasurer of Dropsie College, Annenberg Research Institute, Board of Overseers for the Center for Judaic Studies at Penn, and Chairman of the Methodist Home for Children Foundation. In addition to his key role as a Board Member and Managing Director of Rajant Corporation, Rick is a Partner in Elkins & Co. and a Managing Director of Wells Fargo Advisors.

Rick served in the United States Marine Corps as a 1st Lieutenant from 1968-1972, and in Vietnam from 1969-1970. He received his MBA from The Wharton School and a BA in Economics from Colgate University.