Andrew Richter

Position title: Member, Board of Visitors, Since 2012


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BA, 1972, Sociology, UW–Madison

MA, 1974, Sociology, Yale University

PhD, 1979, Sociology, Yale University  

Andrew says that his Sociology education has given him both qualitative and quantitative skills to understand and respond to complex business and organizational problems, especially as they pertain to employee, management, and investor behavior.

Andrew is the founder and president of Richter Associates, Inc., a New York-based consulting firm specializing in compensation, benefits, and human resources strategies. His professional experience includes both management consulting and corporate executive roles as well as opportunities to contribute to these fields through publications, addresses to professional conferences, and service on the World at Work (American Compensation Association) Board of Directors.

From 1995 to 2011, Andrew held a variety of corporate HR executive positions, first with IBM (1995-2002) and then as the SVP of Compensation and Benefits at NBC Universal (2002-2011). Prior to 1995, he was a partner at the management consulting firm Towers Perrin (now Willis Towers Watson).

Additionally, he serves as the Treasurer and Foundation Chair for Sun River Health, which provides primary medical, dental, and behavioral health services to nearly 250,000 medically underserved patients at 40+ sites in New York State. He also served for nine years on the Board of the Yale Graduate School Alumni Association including two years as its Chair.

At Yale, Andrew was awarded fellowships by the National Science Foundation and the Social Science Research Council. His inter-disciplinary doctoral dissertation (incorporating sociology, economics, and political science) was on the impact of multi-national corporations in developing countries.

At UW, Andrew was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and played on the Varsity Soccer Club. Andrew is an avid, but inept flyfisher, futilely pursues the games of squash and golf, and dreams of returning to his former passion for printmaking. He lives with his wife in Armonk, NY.