Andrew W. Richardson
Chairman of the Board of Directors of Greeley and Hansen
- BS, Civil Engineering, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 1978
- MS, Civil Engineering, Polytechnic Institute of New York, 1982
- MBA, Finance, Keller Graduate School of Management, 1990
Andrew W. Richardson is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Greeley and Hansen, a leading international civil, environmental, and water infrastructure consulting engineering firm. From 2007 to 2020, Richardson served as the Chief Executive Officer of the company and oversaw all business operations and implemented the firm’s strategic plan. He also led the firm’s Executive Management Team.
Richardson has a long track record of bringing people together to work in collaboration on efforts to benefit the water industry, as well as to improve the quality of life in our communities. In his more than four decades with Greeley and Hansen, Richardson worked on almost every aspect of engineering projects, such as feasibility studies, construction, and start-up commissioning for many major water and wastewater treatment programs. These include the upgrade of the New York City Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant, the City of Los Angeles Glendale Water Reclamation Plant Expansion, and the City of Phoenix Lake Pleasant Water Treatment Plant. He alsoplayed a crucial role in addressing long-term solutions to sustainable total water management to support the quality of life and growth in both the Phoenix and Las Vegas Valleys.
Richardson has been actively involved in many industry organizations, including serving in various leadership roles on the Board of Directors for eight water industry organizations. He is a past president of the American Water Works Association (AWWA), the Arizona AWWA Section, and the Arizona Water Environment Federation (WEF) Member Association. In addition, he is a past national vice-president of Water for People; past Board Member of the AWWA Research Foundation; past Board Member and Treasurer of the U.S. Water Alliance; and has served on national committees for AWWA and WEF. He is currently a Board Member and serves on the Executive Committee of Current, an innovation platform for the Chicago region’s water industry to leverage its strengths for global, environmental, and economic impact.