George A. “Andy” Rich (387-3)
(Excerpts from “Call for Candidates” resume)
Andy has over 30 years C-level executive leadership, consulting, executive coaching, leadership development, recruitment and selection and board experience with several high performance and high growth multi-national companies in retailing, financial services, consumer package goods, hospitality and technology. Since 2002, Andy has been one of the Principals of the Simpson-Rich Partnership. The Simpson-Rich Partnership is an organizational and strategy consulting firm with partners and associates in San Francisco, Denver, New York, and London. The firm specializes in helping clients maximize their success by helping them build organizational capability and being more effective in executing their business strategies.
Andy has been recognized for his analytical, problem assessment and solving ability, open and honest communication and high personal standards and integrity. Throughout his career, he has hired and coached many high-performing individuals who have gone on to achieve significant personal success.
Recently, he has worked closely with package goods, aerospace and defense, financial services, education and health care. Andy graduated with an MBA, MPA and BS from Long Island University. He holds an Executive Management Certification from the School of Industrial Relations and Labor Relations at Cornell University, and has been certified in coaching by the Center for Creative Leadership. An outdoors person with a passion for skiing, fishing and golf, Andy is an EMT and has certifications in wilderness search and rescue and is also a member of the National Ski Patrol.
The challenges of global warming and California’s threatened water supply are well documented and are issues that I take very seriously. During the summer of 2015 BLSMWC’s water curtailment initiative my wife and I were able to reduce our water usage to a fraction of historical usage levels. We researched and installed a fully functional gray water system that repurposed approximately 75% of our daily water usage to maintain landscaping and container gardening. Our $4,500 investment clearly demonstrates our/my commitment to water conservation. This is a passion that I wish to bring forward to this company’s board of directors.
Additionally, what we do in my management consulting business may add considerable value to the BLS Mutual Water Company as I am deeply knowledgeable and experienced in working with companies that are challenged operationally and financially.