Richard Welshons began his career in the title insurance industry in 1984 when he joined Dakota County Abstract Co. (nka DCA Title), a privately held company established by Welshons’ father, Paul, and grandfather, Amos. He was named president of the company in 1989 upon his father’s retirement. Welshons and his brother Dave currently own and run the company.
A member of the American Land Title Association’s Board of Governors, Welshons also serves on the Abstracters and Title Insurance Agents Executive Committee, is the chairperson of the Finance Committee and is a member of many other ALTA committees and task forces.
Welshons has served on the Board of Directors of the Minnesota Land Title Association (MLTA) continuously since 1997. He was president from 2001 to 2002 and secretary/treasurer from 2003 to the present. Having served on various MLTA committees, he currently is a director of the association’s Political Action Committee and a member of the Membership and Public Relations Committee as well as the Technology Committee.
Active in his local community, Welshons has served on the Board of Directors for the Hastings Area Chamber of Commerce, the Hastings Area YMCA and the Hastings Public School Foundation. He has participated in many other community committees, boards and commissions throughout the years.