|Robert B. Simonds, Jr.|
Robert B. Simonds, Jr. has served as a director since May 2010 and as Vice Chairman since October 2010. His family owns and controls water rights predominately in Central Arizona. He is the immediate past Chairman of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (“MWD”) Blue Ribbon Committee whose mission is to make recommendations for new business models and strategies to position MWD to meet the region’s water-related needs for the future. He also represented Los Angeles on the Board of MWD, the world’s largest water wholesaler, from 2004 to 2006. On August 9, 2012, he was appointed to the National Academy of Sciences’ Water Science & Technology Board as a Western Water Rights expert, where he served through June 30th, 2015. Mr. Simonds graduated summa cum laude from Yale University and is also an active film producer & financier who’s over 30 major motion pictures have generated an excess of $6 Billion in worldwide revenue.