Andrew Grimalda

I am asking to serve as your SIPOA Board representative because I am committed to preserving the beauty and the community atmosphere of our island.  My wife and I are full-time residents, and we have been blessed to become friends with many in our community – full-timers, part-timers and renters.  As a board member, I believe it’s important to impartially consider the interests of all owners and to conduct our business in a completely transparent manner.  My experience has given me the skillset to do this.

I culminated my working career as Professor at the School of Business & Economics, Concordia University, Irvine CA where I started both the Economics and Data Analytics majors, and taught Finance and Strategy to senior level undergraduate and graduate level students.  Additionally, I volunteered as a debate coach during which time we won 2 national championships.

Before joining Concordia, I owned and grew a healthcare administrative services company to become one of the 100 largest in the United States. Prior to this, I served as the Chief Financial Officer for a regional insurance carrier, and then for a national healthcare management company.

I also had a distinguished military career, retiring at the rank of Colonel.  I served as an Army Ranger, Deputy Chief Logistical Operations for reserve forces NE, Commander of senior reserve officer warfare training, instructor at the U.S. Military Academy, and Commander of a battalion-size unit in combat during Operation Desert Storm.

I hold a Bachelor of Science degree, in Engineering, from the United States Military Academy, West Point, and a Master’s degree in Management Science from the Sloan School of Management, M.I.T.

I wish to continue the fine work our SIPOA Board is doing, Additionally, I would like to see greater discussions between SIPOA, the Club and the Town.  I would also like to get more member input regarding potential uses and build-out of association facilities, and work with the county and other barrier island communities to better understand what mitigating techniques we should consider now with regard to a potential future rise in sea level.

Most importantly, I want to maintain a spirit of cooperation that will keep intact all we love about Seabrook for generations to come.  I would be proud to serve as your SIPOA board representative.

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