Mr. Rossi, Senior Consultant with Ralph Andersen & Associates, specializes in executive search and consulting for water utilities and other public agencies. He has had an extensive career in the public water and wastewater utility sector and has held the positions of CEO/General Manager with three agencies in California over the past 18 years. As General Manager of the Western Municipal Water District, Mr. Rossi was responsible for the 500-square mile water district including wholesale and retail water, wastewater, and reclaimed water operations. Mr. Rossi was previously a court appointed Watermaster for the Santa Ana River surface water and Western ground water adjudications.
Mr. Rossi has served on a number of boards of state and national water related associations such as the Association of California Water Agencies, WateReuse, Urban Water Institute, and the California Municipal Utilities Association where he served as President. He was a founding member of the California Utility Executives Management Association and past President as well as being elected to his local water board – the Rancho California Water District. Mr. Rossi was recognized by the Association of California Water Agencies with their Excellence in Leadership award in 2013 for his contributions to the water industry. He also served on the University of California Riverside’s Board of the Water Policy and Science Center.
Prior to work in the water utility industry, Mr. Rossi began his career in public accounting and specialized in work with private water companies and water districts including rate work with the California Public Utilities Commission.
Mr. Rossi has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive) in the State of California.