FORA.tv Speaker - Robert Simonds
Effective May 17, 2010, the Board of Directors unanimously confirmed the appointment of Mr. Simonds as a Class I director, and also appointed him to serve on the Audit Committee. Mr. Simonds is a long time advocate for water rights and policy issues. His family owns and controls water rights in Arizona, and he is a former member of the board of directors of the Metropolitan Water District (MWD) of Southern California, the world?s largest water wholesaler, where he represented the city of Los Angeles from 2004 to 2006. Today, he is Chairman of MWD?s blue ribbon committee that makes recommendations for new business models and strategies to position Metropolitan to meet the region?s water-related needs for the future. Mr. Simonds is the Chairman of the Robert Simonds Company and a seasoned producer of over 30 major motion pictures that have generated in excess of $3.5 billion in worldwide revenue. Titles in his repertoire include Cheaper by the Dozen, Herbie: Fully Loaded, Just Married, The Wedding Singer, Happy Gilmore, Billy Madison, and The Pink Panther franchise. Mr. Simonds graduated summa cum laude from Yale University. He serves on the boards of the Yale School of Management and the California Chamber of Commerce as well as the advisory board for RAND Corporation?s Center for Global Risk and Security. He is a governor of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. On October 7, 2010, the Company appointed Robert D. Simonds, Jr. to the office of Vice Chairman of the Company. Mr. Simonds has served as a Director of the Company since May 17, 2010.
11.04.10 | 01:05:09 min
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