Andrew C. Richner currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Regents of the University of Michigan. He was elected to the Board in 2002 and re-elected in 2010. From 1997 to 2002, Andrew served in the Michigan State House of Representatives representing Detroit, the Grosse Pointes and Harper Woods. He was one of the most productive legislators during his three terms in the legislature, sponsoring 49 bills that became public acts. Prior to his election to the House of Representatives, Andrew served as Commissioner on the Wayne County Board of Commissioners from 1993-1996. He also served on the Grosse Pointe Park City Council from 1991-1993.
Andrew is a partner in the law firm Clark Hill PLC. He is named in the peer review guide The Best Lawyers in America and was just honored as one of the 500 most powerful business leaders in Metro Detroit by DBusiness magazine. Andrew is an honors graduate of the University of Michigan Business School and Law School and was a Contributing Editor of the Michigan Law Review.
Andrew earned a Bachelor of Business Administration, with High Distinction, from the University of Michigan in 1982. He received a Juris Doctor, cum laude, from the University of Michigan Law School in 1986. He served as Contributing Editor of Michigan Law Review.
Andrew and his wife, Susan, are blessed to have a wonderful son and daughter who are both recent graduates of the University of Michigan.