F. H. (Dick) Moeller, (BSIE '67)
Water to Thrive/Enovate Enterprises, LLC
Distinguished Alumni Award, University of Texas at Arlington, 1999
MBA Harvard University
B.S. Industrial Engineering, University of Texas at Arlington, 1967
Moeller’s career spans more than 40 years of successful executive and entrepreneurial leadership in a variety of public and private companies, startups, non-profits, faith-based organizations and community advisory boards.
Currently, Dick serves as founding Principal of Enovate Enterprises, LLC, a management consulting firm focused on IT planning, especially in healthcare, and assisting entrepreneurs, founders, companies and organizations to achieve their full potential with strategic planning, mentoring/coaching, market strategy, governance design and board services. Dick is the founder and President of Water to Thrive, a faith based non-profit that works to bring fresh, safe water to rural Africa. In approximately 8 years, Water to Thrive has funded approximately 700+ projects providing water to over 400,000 rural Africans who have struggled for a clean drink of water every day. Also, he serves as the Chair of the Board of Directors for Thrivent Financial, the nation’s largest fraternal organization, serving over 2.2 million members and managing $100+ Billion of member assets.
Previously, Dick served as President and CEO of St. David’s Foundation and served as a member of the Board of Governors for the St. David’s HealthCare Partnership (7 area hospitals, 5,000+ employees) in Austin. St. David's devotes more than $100 million per year in care for the uninsured, elderly, ill and homeless through its hospitals, grants to community agencies and mobile dental clinics. Dick provided the leadership to fund and successfully implement a community wide strategy for electronic health record (EHR) systems in all Central Texas safety net clinics as well as providing funding and oversight for the an open source, community-based health information exchange (HIE) connecting all major healthcare providers. He was instrumental in significantly increasing the Foundation’s impact in the community through programs and strategies that stressed community need, research, best practices, outcomes and fiscal stewardship.
Prior to joining St. David’s in September 2004, Dick was co-founder and partner of Verity Ventures and SSM Ventures since October 1998. Verity, a Texas focused venture capital firm specialized in early stage, technology companies. He served on the Board of Directors for eight start ups and assisted in successfully incubating 4 companies.
Prior to SSM, Dick joined VTEL as Chief Executive Officer, President and Director in October 1989 and became Chairman of the Board in March 1992. In April, 1992, he led VTEL through its initial public offering. In 1992 and 1998, he was selected by Ernst and Young’s as an Entrepreneur of the Year finalist for his contributions to VTEL.
A native of Waco, TX, Dick is married to Joyce Opella Moeller for 48 years, with two children (Derek & Meredith) and two grandchildren (Jillian and Gavin), all living in the Austin area.
Dick earned an MBA (’70) from Harvard University and a B.S. in Industrial Engineering (’67) with honors from the University of Texas at Arlington. Moeller received the Distinguished Alumni Award from University of Texas at Arlington in 1999 and the Beto Christian Leadership Award in 2009 from Concordia University Texas.