Co-Founder, Iron Fish Distillery
Richard Anderson is co-founder and COO of the family-owned Iron Fish Distillery, established in 2016 on an abandoned rural farm. He also serves on Michigan’s Craft Beverage Council, an industry advisory group setting the ag-research and marketing agenda. Bringing diverse leadership and innovation skills to his role at Iron Fish, Anderson previously had a career as a consultant on strategy, community change, and technology commercialization for companies, communities, and national foundations. He co-founded Innovation Network for Communities, where he continues to serve on its board, and founded and led Northern Initiatives, a community development financial institution in rural northern Michigan. In 2018, Iron Fish was named one of Michigan’s 50 Companies to Watch.