Richard Emberson was the assistant to the President of Associated Unviersities, Inc at the time of the founding of NRAO. In 1957, he became the project manager for the development of Green Bank, West Virginia as our observatory site. He was a trained scientist and a skilled administrator. While construction delays continued to plague the 140-foot (43-meter) telescopes project, Emberson’s leadership skills supported the Observatory’s efforts to fund, design, and build a world-class telescope in the interim, the 300-foot. After AUI, he became the Executive Director of the IEEE.