She is a public relations manager for Neiman Marcus Orlando; he is president for DBMG
She is a public relations manager for Neiman Marcus Orlando; he is president for Dick Batchelor Management Group.
Married: 28 years
Children: Richard, 24; David, 22; Matt, 18
Community Involvement and/or charity work:
Andrea is a board member at the Orlando Ballet, Mennello Museum of American Art, Canine Companions for Independence, Runway to Hope, Friends of Harriett and board member Emeritus, Shepherd’s Hope. Plus, she serves on numerous gala and advisory committees. Dick is chairman of the Florida Hospital Foundation Board, Dick Batchelor Run for the Children, First Amendment Foundation, and is vice chairman of the Children’s Environmental Health Network. He also sits on several boards, committees and commissions.
“It’s a funny story that dates back to 1982,” Andrea explains. “About a month before we started dating, my mom saw Dick on television, and asked me if I know him. I told her I had seen him around, and he was no big deal. My mother said she thought he was “choice,” and I again assured her he was no big deal. Then, coincidentally Lawrie Platt Hall did a little matchmaking with a dinner party she was having. Dick and I were unofficial dinner partners. As I listened to him talk, and watched him interact with everyone, I knew he was for me. Dick has all the qualities I find most attractive: intelligence, humor, and a big heart.
Favorite date nights (or getaways): “Our favorite date night is dinner and a movie,” Andrea says. “Our favorite quick getaways are Palm Beach or Sarasota.”
What makes your relationship work:
Shared values, mutual respect and plenty of humor.
In one word describe your partner:
Andrea of Dick: Exciting (even after 28 years of marriage).
Dick of Andrea: Passionate.