Richard I. Winwood

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Richard Ivan Winwood
Born (1943-01-18) January 18, 1943 (age 74)
Residence Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Alma mater Portland State University, Southern Virginia University[1]
Occupation Owner of Million Air LLC, Director at BioMeridian Inc
Known for Developer of the Franklin Day Planner
Spouse(s) Judith Anette Winwood (Rigas)
Parent(s) Robert Ivan and Edna Enz Winwood

Richard Ivan "Dick" Winwood (born January 18, 1943) is an author, religious leader, and business executive with Franklin-Covey.

Biographical background[edit]

Winwood was born in Portland, Oregon to Robert Ivan Winwood and Edna Pauline Enz. He attended Portland State University and Seattle City University.[2]

Winwood was raised as a Protestant, though skeptical of organized religions. He was given a copy of the Book of Mormon when he was around twenty-five and a married father of two. This led to his conversion and 1971 baptism into The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) in Portland, Oregon. Shortly afterward, his new faith was shaken by the anti-Mormon book Who Really Wrote the Book of Mormon?. This led to his investigation of anti-Mormonism and involvement in Mormon apologetics. In the 1990s he published a book and video defending the LDS Church against critics.[3]

Winwood is married to Judith Annette Rigas and they have four children.[2] They currently reside in Cottonwood Heights, Utah.


Winwood was a founding[4] executive and Chief Operating Officer of Franklin-Covey (formerly Franklin Quest and Franklin International Institute), which has published some of his books. He was the principal designer of the first Franklin Day-Planner and author of the original Franklin Time Management Seminar.[5]

Winwood has been chairman of BioMeridian International Inc (formerly Magellan Technology), a non-invasive medical screening device manufacturing company in Draper, Utah,[6] and Keystone Aviation LC (dba Million Air Salt Lake City/Provo), an aircraft services company. He also founded WinAir Airlines in 1997, and Million Air LLC in 2001, and is the current owner of Intermountain Air.

Religious service[edit]

For the LDS Church, Winwood has served as Mission President of the Canada Halifax Mission from 1991–94,[2] Visitor Center Director and Mission President of the Salt Lake Temple Square Mission from 1999–2001, and President of the England Missionary Training Centre in Preston from 2005–07.

Published work[edit]

Winwood has authored books on business and personal management, including Time Management: An Introduction to the Franklin System,[7] Creating Quality Meetings: Latest Techniques for Mastering Group Communication,[8] and Time Effective Meetings. He also authored Take Heed That Ye Be Not Deceived, a work in defense of Mormonism.[9]


  1. ^ profile for Richard I. Winwood
  2. ^ a b c "New mission presidents". Church News. Salt Lake City, Utah: Deseret News. February 16, 1991. Retrieved 2009-01-19. 
  3. ^ Winwood, Richard I. (1995). "Introduction". Take Heed That Ye Be Not Deceived. Salt Lake City, Utah: R.I. Winwood. Retrieved 2009-01-19. 
  4. ^ Moore, Carrie A. (April 3, 2004). "Utah businessman now back in the fold". Church News. Salt Lake City, Utah: Deseret News. Retrieved 2009-01-19. 
  5. ^ "Board of Directors". BioMeridian. Retrieved 2009-01-19. 
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  7. ^ Richard Winwood (1990). Time Management: Introduction to Franklin Systems. Salt Lake City, Utah: Franklin Institute. ISBN 0-939817-07-1. 
  8. ^ Richard Winwood (1991). Creating quality meetings: Latest techniques for mastering group communication. Salt Lake City, Utah: Franklin International Institute. ISBN 0-939817-08-X. 
  9. ^ Winwood, Richard I. (1995). Take Heed That Ye Be Not Deceived. Salt Lake City, Utah: R.I. Winwood. Retrieved 2009-01-19. 


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